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

     

    ink

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɪŋk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪŋk//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they ink
    BrE BrE//ɪŋk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪŋk//
     
    he / she / it inks
    BrE BrE//ɪŋks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪŋks//
     
    past simple inked
    BrE BrE//ɪŋkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪŋkt//
     
    past participle inked
    BrE BrE//ɪŋkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɪŋkt//
     
    -ing form inking
    BrE BrE//ˈɪŋkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɪŋkɪŋ//
     
    Business deals, Artwork and techniques, Art equipment
     
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  1. 1ink something to cover something with ink so that it can be used for printing See related entries: Artwork and techniques, Art equipment
  2. 2ink something (North American English, informal) to sign a document, especially a contract The group has just inked a $10 million deal. See related entries: Business deals
  3. Word Origin Middle English enke, inke, from Old French enque, via late Latin from Greek enkauston, denoting the purple ink used by Roman emperors for signatures, from enkaiein ‘burn in’. Phrasal Verbsink somethingin
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: ink