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  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clink  \Clink\,  n. 
  A  prison  cell;  a  lockup;  --  probably  orig.  the  name  of  the 
  noted  prison  in  Southwark,  England.  [Colloq.]  ``I'm  here  in 
  the  clink.''  --Kipling. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clink  \Clink\  (kl[i^][ng]k),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Clinked} 
  (kl[i^][ng]kt);  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Clinking}.]  [OE.  clinken; 
  akin  to  G.  klingen  D.  klinken,  SW  klinga,  Dan.  klinge; 
  prob.  of  imitative  origin.  Cf  {Clank},  {Clench},  {Click},  v. 
  i.] 
  To  cause  to  give  out  a  slight,  sharp,  tinkling,  sound,  as  by 
  striking  metallic  or  other  sonorous  bodies  together. 
 
  And  let  me  the  canakin  clink.  --Shak. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clink  \Clink\  (kl[i^][ng]k),  v.  i. 
  1.  To  give  out  a  slight,  sharp,  tinkling  sound.  ``The 
  clinking  latch.''  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  rhyme.  [Humorous].  --Cowper. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Clink  \Clink\,  n. 
  A  slight,  sharp,  tinkling  sound,  made  by  the  collision  of 
  sonorous  bodies.  ``Clink  and  fall  of  swords.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  clink 
  n  1:  a  short  light  metallic  sound  [syn:  {chink},  {click}] 
  2:  a  place  used  to  detain  persons  who  are  in  the  lawful  custody 
  of  the  government  (either  accused  persons  awaiting  trial 
  or  convicted  persons  serving  a  sentence)  [syn:  {jail},  {jailhouse}, 
  {gaol}] 
  v  1:  make  a  high  sound,  as  of  champagne  glasses  during  a  toast 
  2:  make  or  emit  a  high  tinkling  sound  [syn:  {tinkle},  {tink},  {chink}] 




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