Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “click”

See all translations

click

verb uk   /klɪk/ us  

click verb (OPERATE COMPUTER)

A2 [I or T] to carry out a computer operation by pressing a button on the mouse: If you want to open a file, click twice on the icon for it. When you have selected the file you want, click the "Open" box.
More examples

click verb (MAKE SOUND)

C2 [I or T] to make a short, sharp sound, or to make something do this: The door clicked shut behind her. Can you hear that strange clicking noise? UK Paul clicked his fingers (= moved his thumb against his middle finger to make a short sharp sound) to attract the waiter's attention. Soldiers click their heels (= bring them sharply together) when they stand to attention.

click verb (BECOME FRIENDLY)

C2 [I] informal to become friendly or popular: Liz and I really clicked the first time we met. The new daytime soap opera has yet to show signs that it's clicking with the television audience.

click verb (BECOME CLEAR)

C2 [I] informal to be understood, or become clear suddenly: Suddenly everything clicked and I realized where I'd met him. [+ question word] As he talked about his schooldays, it suddenly clicked where I had met him before. [+ that] So it's finally clicked that you're going to have to get yourself a job, has it? In the last act of the play, everything clicks into place.

click

noun [C] uk   /klɪk/ us  

click noun [C] (SOUND)

a short, sharp sound: The soldier gave a click of his heels as he saluted.

click noun [C] (COMPUTER OPERATION)

A2 the act of pressing a button on the mouse (= small control device) of a computer to operate it
(Definition of click from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of click?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “click” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

I won’t tolerate it! Replacing formal words with phrasal verbs.

by Liz Walter,
April 01, 2015
When you are using a language, it is important to understand if a word is formal or informal, so that you can use it in an appropriate way. You might hear people saying dosh for money, or spud for potato, but they wouldn’t write those words in a formal essay. Similarly, a

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More