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  1. click
    IPA[klik]
  2. noun

    • 1. a short, sharp sound as of a switch being operated or of two hard objects coming quickly into contact:

      she heard the click of the door
    • 2. an ingressive consonantal stop produced by sudden withdrawal of the tongue from the soft palate, front teeth, or back teeth and hard palate, occurring in some southern African and other languages.

    • 3. an act of selecting an option on an electronic interface by pressing a button or touching a screen:

      it's normal for a click to select an item

    verb

    • 1. make or cause to make a short, sharp sound as of a switch being operated or of two hard objects coming smartly into contact:

      the key clicked in the lock and the door opened Martha clicked her tongue she clicked off the light
      Synonym : clink, clack, chink, snick, tick, snap, pop
    • 2. select (an option on an electronic interface) by pressing a button or touching a screen:

      click the left mouse button twice click on the illustration for a larger version
    • 3. select an option on an electronic interface in order to reach another file, website, or web page:

      click through to the website to buy the CD
    • 4. become suddenly clear or understandable:

      finally it clicked what all the fuss had been about
      Synonym : become clear, fall into place, come home to one, make sense, dawn, register, get through, sink in
    • 5. quickly become friendly or intimate:

      I didn't meet a woman who I really clicked with until I was 40 we just clicked, and I found myself falling in love
      Synonym : take to each other, get along/on, warm to each other, be compatible, be in harmony, be like-minded, feel a rapport, see eye to eye, hit it off, get on like a house on fire, be on the same wavelength
    • 6. become successful or popular:

      I don't think this issue has clicked with the voters
  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: click, plural noun: clicks

    • v.: verb: click, 3rd person present: clicks, gerund or present participle: clicking, past tense: clicked, past participle: clicked

    • noun

      functionality allowing a touch screen, trackpad, etc., to register multiple points of contact made on the surface simultaneously.
    • noun

      a display device which allows the user to interact with a computer by touching areas on the screen.
    • noun

      a short, sharp sound as of a switch being operated or of two hard objects coming smartly into contact:

      a speech sound produced as a type of plosive by sudden withdrawal of the tongue from the soft palate, front teeth, or back teeth and hard palate, occurring in some southern African and other languages.

    • verb

      make or cause to make a short, sharp sound as of a switch being operated or of two hard objects coming smartly into contact:

      select (an option on an electronic interface) by pressing a button or touching a screen:

    • noun

      a display device which allows the user to interact with a computer by touching areas on the screen.
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