verb (used with object), chinned, chin·ning.
- to bring one's chin up to (a horizontal bar, from which one is hanging by the hands), by bending the elbows.
- to raise (oneself) to this position.
verb (used without object), chinned, chin·ning.
Words nearby chin
Idioms for chin
- to suffer defeat; fail completely.
- to endure suffering or punishment.
Origin of chin
OTHER WORDS FROM chinchin·less, adjectiveun·der·chin, noun
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Examples from the Web for chin
His chin rested on the thick plastic collar buckled around his neck.Dungeons and Genital Clamps: Inside a Legendary BDSM Chateau|Ian Frisch|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“There aren't any steaks involved, pardon the pun,” says Chin.
“We were exhausted, but it was something I just had to do,” says Chin.
“The first time I saw Glacier National Park, it was the magical fantasy land I had always been dreaming about,” says Chin.
Ina drove me in, I got out of the car, and [the boxes] just reached up to my chin.‘The Power Broker’ Turns 40: How Robert Caro Wrote a Masterpiece|Scott Porch|September 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She sobbed; he lifted her chin with his free hand—and what less could mortal apostle do?The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Then a little trickle of blood ran from his lips down his chin.A Crime of the Under-seas|Guy Boothby
He had a dark moustache, and his chin was square and well-developed.The Fortunes of the Farrells|Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
Arethusa propped her elbows on the high counter, and rested her chin on them so she could regard his work.The Heart of Arethusa|Francis Barton Fox
"If it is not bad, it is foolish," said Darius, resting his chin upon his hand and leaning forward.Marzio's Crucifix and Zoroaster|F. Marion Crawford
British Dictionary definitions for chin (1 of 2)
verb chins, chinning or chinned
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Idioms and Phrases with chin
see keep one's chin up; lead with one's chin; take it on the chin.