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I UK [klɪk] / US verb
Word forms "click":
present tense I/you/we/they click he/she/it clicks present participle clicking past tense clicked past participle clicked
1) [intransitive] to make a short sound like the sound when you press a switch

The cameras continued clicking as they drove away.

click open/shut:

He pressed a button and the doors clicked open.

a) [transitive] to make an object make this short sound

The policeman clicked the handcuffs round his wrists.

The young soldier clicked his heels and saluted.

click something on/off:

She clicked off the bedside light.

b) [transitive] if you click your tongue, you make a short sound with your tongue, usually to show that you are annoyed or do not approve of something
c) [transitive] British if you click your fingers, you make a short sound by rubbing your middle finger against your thumb so that it hits the inside of your hand
2) [intransitive/transitive] to make a computer do something by pressing a button on the mouse

Click "save" and close the document.

click on:

To send the message, simply click on the "send" button.

3) [intransitive] informal if something clicks, you suddenly understand or realize it
4) [intransitive] informal if two people click, they realize immediately that they like each other and understand each other
5) [intransitive] if something clicks in a performance, sports event etc, everything happens easily and in the best possible way

II UK [klɪk] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "click":
singular click plural clicks
1) a short sound like the sound when you press a switch

The door closed behind him with a click.

2) the action of making a computer do something by pressing a button on the mouse

You can order anything with a single click.

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