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"ink" in British English

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inknoun [C or U]

uk   /ɪŋk/  us   /ɪŋk/
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.

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informal tattoos (= patterns that are made on the skin using needles and ink): I have only been tattooing for nine months but people seem to like my ink.

inkverb [T]

uk   /ɪŋk/  us   /ɪŋk/
  • 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.
(Definition of ink from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"ink" in American English

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inknoun

 us   /ɪŋk/
colored liquid used for writing, printing, and drawing: [C] colored inks [U] Please write in ink, not pencil.
(Definition of ink from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"ink" in Business English

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inknoun [C]

uk   us   /ɪŋk/
a coloured liquid used for writing, printing, etc.: The ink had hardly dried on Nationwide's announcement when a rival Building Society reduced its basic mortgage rate to an even lower rate. printer ink
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inkverb [T]

uk   us   /ɪŋk/
to sign an agreement: ink a contract/deal The two sides are getting close to a deal but nothing has been inked yet.
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(Definition of ink from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “ink”
in Korean 잉크…
in Arabic حِبْر…
in Malaysian dakwat…
in French encre…
in Russian чернила…
in Chinese (Traditional) 墨水, 油墨, 墨汁…
in Italian inchiostro…
in Turkish mürekkep…
in Polish atrament, tusz…
in Spanish tinta…
in Vietnamese mực viết…
in Portuguese tinta…
in Thai น้ำหมึก…
in German die Tinte…
in Catalan tinta…
in Japanese インク…
in Chinese (Simplified) 墨水, 油墨, 墨汁…
in Indonesian tinta…
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“ink” in Business English

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