to bring one's chin up to (a horizontal bar, from which one is hanging by the hands), by bending the elbows.
to raise (oneself) to this position.
to raise or hold to the chin, as a violin.
Archaic. to talk to; chatter with.
verb (used without object), chinned, chinning.
Gymnastics. to chin oneself.
Slang. to talk; chatter:
We sat up all night chinning about our college days.
keep one's chin up, to maintain a cheerful disposition in spite of difficulties, disappointments, etc.
Also, chin up.
take it on the chin, Informal.
to suffer defeat; fail completely.
to endure suffering or punishment.
before 1000;Middle English;Old Englishcin(n); cognate with Dutchkin,GermanKinn chin, Old Norsekinn,Gothickinnus cheek, Latingena,Greekgénus chin, gnáthos jaw (see genial2, -gnathous), Sanskrithanus jaw