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verb click pronunciation in British English /klɪk/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participleclicking
past tenseclicked
past participleclicked
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to make a short sound like the sound when you press a switch

    The cameras continued clicking as they drove away.

    click open/shut:

    He pressed a button and the doors clicked open.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of click
    1. a.
      [transitive] to make an object make this short sound

      The policeman clicked the handcuffs round his wrists.

      The young soldier clicked his heels and saluted.

      click something on/off:

      She clicked off the bedside light.

      Synonyms and related words for this sense of click
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to make a computer do something by pressing a button on the mouse

    Click 'save' and close the document.

    click on:

    To send the message, simply click on the 'send' button.

  3. 3
    [intransitive] informal if something clicks, you suddenly understand or realize it
    Synonyms and related words for this sense of click


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