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verb click pronunciation in British English /klɪk/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleclicking
past tenseclicked
past participleclicked
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  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.
    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.
  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.


a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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