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cheek

noun uk   us   /tʃiːk/

cheek noun (FACE)

B1 [C] the soft part of your face that is below your eye and between your mouth and ear: The tears ran down her cheeks. rosy cheeks He embraced her, kissing her on both cheeks.
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cheek noun (BEHAVIOUR)

[S or U] UK behaviour or talk that is rude and shows no respect: He told me off for being late when he arrived half an hour after me. What a cheek! [+ to infinitive] She's got some cheek to take your car without asking. He had the cheek to ask me to pay for her! She's always getting into trouble for giving her teachers cheek (= being rude to them).

cheek noun (BOTTOM)

[C] informal either of the two halves of your bottom

cheek

verb [T] uk   us   /tʃiːk/ UK informal
to be rude to someone: He's always getting into trouble for cheeking his teachers.
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