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clink 1

American English: /klɪŋk/
British English: /klɪŋk/

transitive verb

  • hacer tintinear
    we clinked glasses
    entrechocamos los vasos
    Example sentences
    • Alex returns with a bottle of wine and 2 glasses, he fills then to the brim and clinks glasses with you.
    • He taps her glass with a ringing clink and starts to drink the champagne, savoring the taste.
    • She held the beer up like she was going to clink it to mine, but we only had one beer so I put up my fist and she clanked the beer to my fist.

intransitive verb

noun

  • (sound) (no plural)
    Example sentences
    • A few coughs and clinks of glass echoed awkwardly throughout the room.
    • Undoubtedly, to the steady clink of glass and ice, the word will pass: he's sound; he's one of us; he's a safe pair of hands.
    • Many clicks and clinks came from the door, and then a grinding noise as it opened on old stone hinges.

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clink 2
American English: /klɪŋk/
British English: /klɪŋk/

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