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Definition of click:

  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.
  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.
  3. A slight sharp noise, such as is made by the cocking of a pistol.
  4. The latch of a door.
  5. To cause to make a clicking noise, as by striking together, or against something.
  6. To make a slight, sharp noise ( or a succession of such noises), as by gentle striking; to tick.
  7. To move with the sound of a click.
  8. To snatch.


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