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Definition of clock verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they clock
    he / she / it clocks
    past simple clocked
    -ing form clocking
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  1. 1clock something to reach a particular time or speed He clocked 10.09 seconds in the 100 meters final.
  2. 2to measure the speed at which someone or something is traveling clock somebody doing something The police clocked her doing over 100 miles an hour. clock somebody/something (at something) Wind gusts at 80 m.p.h. were clocked at Rapid City.
  3. 3clock somebody (informal) to hit someone, especially on the head Someone clocked him for no good reason.
  4. Phrasal Verbsclock inclock outclock up something
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: clock