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Definition 1: a correctional institution used to detain persons who are in the lawful custody of the government (either accused persons awaiting trial or convicted persons serving a sentence) - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for clink in the sense of this definition

(clink is a kind of ...) a penal institution maintained by the government

(... is a kind of clink ) a jail or prison (especially one that is run in a tyrannical manner)

(... is a kind of clink ) a jail in a courthouse where accused persons can be confined during a trial

(... is a kind of clink ) slang for a jail

(... is a kind of clink ) (formerly) a jail or other place of detention for persons convicted of minor offences

(... is a kind of clink ) jail in a local police station

(... is a kind of clink ) a county jail that holds prisoners for periods up to 18 months

Definition 2: a short light metallic sound - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for clink in the sense of this definition

(clink is a kind of ...) the sudden occurrence of an audible event

"the sound awakened them"

Definition 3: make or emit a high sound - [verb of perception]

Samples where clink or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tinkling bells

Synonyms for clink in the sense of this definition

(clink is a kind of ...) make a certain noise or sound

"She went `Mmmmm'" "The gun went `bang'"

Definition 4: make a high sound typical of glass - [verb of perception]

Samples where clink or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • champagne glasses clinked to make a toast

(clink is a kind of ...) cause to sound

"sound the bell" "sound a certain note"

(clink causes ...) make or emit a high sound

"tinkling bells"

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