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"click" in American English

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clicknoun [C]

us   /klɪk/
  • click noun [C] (SOUND)

a short sound made when when one object hits or is fastened to another: You’ll know your seat belt is fastened properly when you hear a click.

clickverb

us   /klɪk/
  • click verb (BECOME FRIENDLY)

[I] infml to become friendly or be successful: Liz and I really clicked, from the first time we met. The show never really clicked.
  • click verb (BECOME CLEAR)

[I] infml to be understood or become clear suddenly: Something clicked, and I remembered where I’d seen her before.
  • click verb (MAKE SOUND)

[I/T] to make a short sound when one object hits or is fastened to another: [I] As the door clicked shut behind her, she realized she’d forgotten her key.
(Definition of click from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"click" in British English

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clickverb

uk   /klɪk/ us   /klɪk/
  • click verb (OPERATE COMPUTER)

A2 [I or T] to carry out a computer operation by pressing a button on the mouse or keyboard: If you want to open a file, click twice on the icon for it. When you have selected the file you want, click the "Open" box.

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  • click verb (MAKE SOUND)

C2 [I or T] to make a short, sharp sound, or to make something do this: The door clicked shut behind her. Can you hear that strange clicking noise?UK Paul clicked his fingers (= moved his thumb against his middle finger to make a short sharp sound) to attract the waiter's attention. Soldiers click their heels (= bring them sharply together) when they stand to attention.
  • click verb (BECOME FRIENDLY)

C2 [I] informal to become friendly or popular: Liz and I really clicked the first time we met. The new daytime soap opera has yet to show signs that it's clicking with the television audience.
  • click verb (BECOME CLEAR)

C2 [I] informal to be understood, or become clear suddenly: Suddenly everything clicked and I realized where I'd met him. [+ question word] As he talked about his schooldays, it suddenly clicked where I had met him before. [+ that] So it's finally clicked that you're going to have to get yourself a job, has it? In the last act of the play, everything clicks into place.
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clicknoun [C]

uk   /klɪk/ us   /klɪk/
(Definition of click from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"click" in Business English

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clickverb

uk   /klɪk/ us  
[I or T] IT to choose something on a computer screen, or make the computer do something, by pressing a button on the mouse (= small object for controlling a computer): click on sth If you want to open a file, click on the filename. When you have selected the image you want, click 'View'.
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clicknoun [C]

uk   /klɪk/ us  
IT the action of pressing a button on a computer mouse: On the web, cheaper prices are only one click away. In this technological age, trading can take place more cheaply and faster at the click of a mouse.
(Definition of click from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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