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clock

noun [C]  /klɑk/ us  
a device for measuring and showing time, often placed on a surface or attached to a wall: an alarm clock The clock is about ten minutes fast/slow (= it shows a later/earlier time than it should). Cleveland tied the game with five seconds on the clock (= still available).

clock

verb [T]  /klɑk/ us  
to use an amount of time, esp. as measured by a clock: She clocked the fastest time in practice runs for the women’s downhill skiing event.
Translations of “clock”
in Korean 시계…
in Arabic ساعة حائط…
in French horloge, compteur…
in Turkish duvar saati, kilometre saati…
in Italian orologio…
in Chinese (Traditional) 時間, 鐘錶,時鐘…
in Russian часы (настенные), счетчик пробега…
in Polish zegar, licznik…
in Spanish reloj, cuentakilómetros…
in Portuguese relógio…
in German die Uhr, die Kontrolluhr…
in Catalan rellotge…
in Japanese 時計…
in Chinese (Simplified) 时间, 钟表,时钟…
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