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click2

or klick, klik

[klik] /klɪk/
noun, Slang.
1.
a kilometer.
Origin of click2
1970-75
1970-75 or earlier; probably special use of click1, but sense development unclear

klick

or klik

[klik] /klɪk/
noun, Slang.
1.
click2 .
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Examples from the Web for klik
Historical Examples
  • Inga followed these instructions and when klik appeared in answer to his summons the boy requested an audience of the Nome King.

    Rinkitink in Oz L. Frank Baum
  • The Nome King sent klik for another crown and ordered his workmen to repair the one that was damaged.

    Rinkitink in Oz L. Frank Baum
  • However, klik presently came to them, laughing at their discomfiture, and led them back to their bedchambers.

    Rinkitink in Oz L. Frank Baum
  • He left the room, accompanied by klik, who had now rejoined his master, and by Rinkitink riding upon Bilbil.

    Rinkitink in Oz L. Frank Baum
  • Then klik pressed a secret spring and a section of the wall opened and disclosed the corridor where Prince Inga stood facing them.

    Rinkitink in Oz L. Frank Baum
  • Then the Nome King whispered a moment in the ear of klik, who nodded and left the room.

    Rinkitink in Oz L. Frank Baum
British Dictionary definitions for klik

click

/klɪk/
noun
1.
a short light often metallic sound
2.
  1. the locking member of a ratchet mechanism, such as a pawl or detent
  2. the movement of such a mechanism between successive locking positions
3.
(phonetics) any of various stop consonants, found in Khoisan and as borrowings in southern Bantu languages, that are produced by the suction of air into the mouth
4.
(US & Canadian, slang) a kilometre
5.
(computing) an act of pressing and releasing a button on a mouse
verb
6.
to make or cause to make a clicking sound: to click one's heels
7.
(usually foll by on) (computing) to press and release (a button on a mouse) or to select (a particular function) by pressing and releasing a button on a mouse
8.
(intransitive) (slang) to be a great success: that idea really clicked
9.
(intransitive) (informal) to become suddenly clear: it finally clicked when her name was mentioned
10.
(intransitive) (slang) to go or fit together with ease: they clicked from their first meeting
Derived Forms
clicker, noun
Word Origin
C17: of imitative origin
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Word Origin and History for klik

click

v.

1580s, of imitative origin (cf. Dutch and East Frisian klikken "to click; Old French clique "tick of a clock"). The figurative sense, in reference usually to persons, "hit it off at once, become friendly upon meeting" is from 1915, perhaps based on the sound of a key in a lock. Related: Clicked; clicking.

n.

1610s, from click (v.). Click-beetle attested from 1830.

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klik in Medicine

click (klĭk)
n.
A slight sharp sound, such as that heard from the heart during systole.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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Slang definitions & phrases for klik

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click

noun

  1. An insight, esp a sudden one; flash of comprehension: She gifts us with this click: Most men want their wives to have a jobette/ and finally to a click when it began adding up
  2. A clique (1920s+)
  3. (also klick, klik) A kilometer: a hundred and sixty clicks north of Saigon (1960s+ Armed forces)

verb

  1. (or click with) To succeed; please an audience or constituency: If I can click with wholesalers I should be ready to open up in about 3 weeks (1910+ Theater)
  2. To evoke or precede a flash of insight: Something clicked. I thought, This is what I want to do for the rest of my life (1930s+)
  3. To fit together precisely; go well together: Those two really click, like a well-oiled machine (1920s+)
The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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