Definition of cheek verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

cheek

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//tʃiːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃiːk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they cheek
BrE BrE//tʃiːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃiːk//
 
he / she / it cheeks
BrE BrE//tʃiːks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃiːks//
 
past simple cheeked
BrE BrE//tʃiːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃiːkt//
 
past participle cheeked
BrE BrE//tʃiːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃiːkt//
 
-ing form cheeking
BrE BrE//ˈtʃiːkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃiːkɪŋ//
 
 
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cheek somebody (British English, informal) to speak to somebody in a rude way that shows a lack of respect ‘Don't cheek your mother, Sam!’ Word Origin Old English cē(a)ce, cēoce ‘cheek, jaw’, of West Germanic origin; related to Dutch kaak.