clicks, clicking, clicked
1) V-ERG If something clicks or if you click it, it makes a short, sharp sound.

The applause rose to a crescendo and cameras clicked...

[V n with off/on] He clicked off the radio...

[V n] Blake clicked his fingers at a passing waiter, who hurried across to them.

Click is also a noun.

The telephone rang three times before I heard a click and then her recorded voice.

2) VERB: no passive If you click on an area of a computer screen, you point the cursor at that area and press one of the buttons on the mouse in order to make something happen. [COMPUTING]

[V on n] I clicked on a link and recent reviews of the production came up. [Also V, V n]

N-COUNT: usu sing
Click is also a noun.

You can check your email with a click of your mouse.

3) VERB When you suddenly understand something, you can say that it clicks. [INFORMAL]

When I saw the television report it all clicked...

[it V that] It suddenly clicked that this was fantastic fun.

4) V-RECIP If you click with someone, you like each other and become friendly as soon as you meet. You can also say that two people click. [INFORMAL]

[pl-n V] They clicked immediately. They loved the same things.

[V with n] ...the man who clicks with the world's most beautiful women.

5) to click your heelssee heel
to click into placesee place

English dictionary. 2008.


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