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

 

chink

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//tʃɪŋk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃɪŋk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they chink
BrE BrE//tʃɪŋk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃɪŋk//
 
he / she / it chinks
BrE BrE//tʃɪŋks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃɪŋks//
 
past simple chinked
BrE BrE//tʃɪŋkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃɪŋkt//
 
past participle chinked
BrE BrE//tʃɪŋkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//tʃɪŋkt//
 
-ing form chinking
BrE BrE//ˈtʃɪŋkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃɪŋkɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] when glasses, coins or other glass or metal objects chink or when you chink them, they make a light ringing sound synonym clink the sound of bottles chinking chink something We chinked glasses and drank to each other's health. Word Originverb late 16th cent.: imitative.
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