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What clocks and watches do - synonyms or related words

gain

verb

if a clock gains, it operates too fast so that the time it shows is later than the actual time

lose

verb

if a clock or watch loses time, it is operating too slowly and shows a time that is earlier than the correct time

strike

verb

if a clock strikes or strikes a particular time, it makes a sound like a bell a particular number of times to show what time it is

tick

verb

if a clock or a watch ticks, it makes a quiet sound every second

tick away

if a clock ticks away or ticks time away, it shows that time is passing

keep time

if a clock keeps good time, it always shows the correct time

strike the hour

if a clock strikes the hour, it shows that it is exactly one o’clock, two o’clock etc by making a sound once, twice etc

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… a language for human communication which has been invented and has not developed naturally

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spogs

spectacles; boiled sweets, candy; soft aniseed-flavoured jelly sweets coated with blue and pink sugar sprinkles

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