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pink

adjective uk   /pɪŋk/ us  

pink adjective (PALE RED)

A2 of a pale red colour: pretty pink flowers Have you been in the sun? Your nose is a bit pink.Common coloursLess common colours

pink adjective (SOCIALIST)

old-fashioned disapproving (slightly) supporting socialist ideas and principlesPolitics

pink adjective (GAY)

connected with gay people: the growth in the pink economyRelating to sexual preference
pinkness
noun [U] uk   /ˈpɪŋk.nəs/ us  
Common coloursLess common colours

pink

noun uk   /pɪŋk/ us  

pink noun (COLOUR)

A2 [C or U] a pale red colour: She's very fond of pink.Common coloursLess common colours

pink noun (PLANT)

[C] a small garden plant with sweet-smelling pink, white, or red flowers and narrow, grey-green leaves, or one of its flowersFlowers and flowering plantsFlowers - general words

pink

verb [I] uk   /pɪŋk/ UK (US ping) us  
When a car engine pinks, it makes a high knocking sound because the fuel is not burning correctly.Sounds made by objects, movement or impact
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