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klick

[klik] /klɪk/
noun, Slang.
1.
click2 .
Also, klik.

click2

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

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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.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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