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ink

noun [C or U] uk   /ɪŋk/ us  

ink noun [C or U] (LIQUID)

B1 coloured liquid used for writing, printing, and drawing: a bottle of ink blue/black/red ink Please write in ink, not in pencil. The book is printed in three different coloured inks.

ink noun [C or U] (DECORATION)

informal tattoos (= patterns that are made on the skin using needles and ink): I have now been tattooing four years. I'm still learning but people seem to like my ink.

ink

verb [T] uk   /ɪŋk/ us  

ink verb [T] (PUT INK ON)

specialized publishing, art to put ink on something: The printing plates have to be inked before they will print on the paper.

ink verb [T] (DECORATE SKIN)

informal to tattoo someone (= decorate their skin with patterns using needles and ink): Here are some important points to note before you get inked.
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