Meaning of “clink” in the English Dictionary

"clink" in British English

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clinkverb [ I or T ]

uk /klɪŋk/ us /klɪŋk/
noun [ S ] uk /ˈklɪŋ.kɪŋ/ us /ˈklɪŋ.kɪŋ/

the clinking of glasses


uk /klɪŋk/ us /klɪŋk/

clink noun (PRISON)

[ S or U ] informal prison:

Everyone always said Joe would end up in (the) clink.

(Definition of “clink” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"clink" in American English

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clinkverb [ I/T ]

us /klɪŋk/

to make a short, ringing sound like that of pieces of glass or metal knocking together

noun [ C/U ] us /klɪŋk/

[ U ] the clink of coins

(Definition of “clink” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)