- 1[intransitive, transitive] to make or cause something to make a short, sharp sound (+ adv./prep.) The cameras clicked away. The bolt clicked into place. + adj. The door clicked shut. click something He clicked his fingers at the waiter. Polly clicked her tongue in annoyance. The corporal clicked his heels. The police officer clicked a pair of handcuffs around his wrists.
- 2 [transitive, intransitive] to choose a particular function or item on a computer screen, etc., by pressing one of the buttons on a mouse click something Click the OK button to start. click (on something) I clicked on the link to the next page of the Web site. To run a program, just double-click on the icon. Click here to add your opinion to the survey. see also double-click
- 3[intransitive] (informal) to suddenly become clear or understood Suddenly it clicked—we'd been talking about different people. It all clicked into place. Pieces of the puzzle suddenly clicked together.
- 4[intransitive] (informal) to become friends with someone at once; to become popular with someone We met at a party and clicked immediately. click with somebody He's never really clicked with his students.
- 5 [intransitive] (informal) to work well together The team doesn't seem to have clicked yet. We have clicked well together recently. Phrasal Verbsclick through (to something)
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NAmE//klɪk//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they click
he / she / it clicks
past simple clicked
-ing form clicking