click


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Click \Click\, n.
   1. A slight sharp noise, such as is made by the cocking of a
      pistol.
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   2. A kind of articulation used by the natives of Southern
      Africa, consisting in a sudden withdrawal of the end or
      some other portion of the tongue from a part of the mouth
      with which it is in contact, whereby a sharp, clicking
      sound is produced. The sounds are four in number, and are
      called cerebral, palatal, dental, and lateral clicks or
      clucks, the latter being the noise ordinarily used in
      urging a horse forward.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Click \Click\, v. t. [OE. kleken, clichen. Cf. Clutch.]
   To snatch. [Prov. Eng.] --Halliwell.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Click \Click\ (kl[i^]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Clicked
   (kl[i^]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. Clicking.] [Prob. an
   onomatopoetic word: cf. OF. cliquier. See Clack, and cf.
   Clink, Clique.]
   To make a slight, sharp noise (or a succession of such
   noises), as by gentle striking; to tick.
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         The varnished clock that clicked behind the door.
                                                  --Goldsmith.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Click \Click\, n. [Cf. 4th Click, and OF. clique latch.]
   1. A detent, pawl, or ratchet, as that which catches the cogs
      of a ratchet wheel to prevent backward motion. See Illust.
      of Ratched wheel.
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   2. The latch of a door. [Prov. Eng.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Click \Click\, v. t.
   1. To move with the sound of a click.
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            She clicked back the bolt which held the window
            sash.                                 --Thackeray.
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   2. To cause to make a clicking noise, as by striking
      together, or against something.
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            [Jove] clicked all his marble thumbs. --Ben Jonson.
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            When merry milkmaids click the latch. --Tennyson.
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