the lower extremity of the face, below the mouth.
the prominence of the lower jaw.
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.
to raise or hold to the chin, as a violin.
Archaic. to talk to; chatter with.
Gymnastics. to chin oneself.
Slang. to talk; chatter: We sat up all night chinning about our college days.
Idioms about chin
keep one's chin up, to maintain a cheerful disposition in spite of difficulties, disappointments, etc.: Also chin up.
take it on the chin, Informal.
to suffer defeat; fail completely.
to endure suffering or punishment.
- chinless, adjective
- un·der·chin, noun
Other definitions for ch'in (2 of 5)
a Chinese zither consisting of an oblong, slightly curved wooden box over which are stretched strings that are stopped with one hand and plucked with the other.
Other definitions for Chin (3 of 5)
Also Tsin [jin] /dʒɪn/ . any of three dynasties that ruled in China, a.d. 265–316 (the Western Chin), a.d. 317–420 (the Eastern Chin), and a.d. 936–46 (the Later Chin).
a dynasty that ruled in China 1115–1234.
- Also (Pinyin) Jin .
Other definitions for Ch'in (4 of 5)
a dynasty in ancient China, 221–206 b.c., marked by the emergence of a unified empire and the construction of much of the Great Wall of China.
- Also (Pinyin) Qin [chin] /tʃɪn/ .
Other definitions for Chin. (5 of 5)
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How to use chin in a sentence
At Christianity Today, Peter chin claims Christians should preach peace instead of bogging down in the particulars of race.
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 | THE 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.
Only in the carnage of the head, the tilt of the chin, was the insolence expressed that had made her many enemies.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
Then he clapped his fiddle under his chin and without more ado struck up "Bobbing Joan."The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3) | Charles James Wills
And, old ink pot, tuck a horse blanket under my chin, and rub me down with brickbats while I feed!The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
He stepped to the girl, and roughly raised her chin with his hand so that she was forced to look him in the face.St. Martin's Summer | Rafael Sabatini
Ze under lip rather retires, and this adds to the receding effect of the chin, you see.Checkmate | Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu
British Dictionary definitions for chin (1 of 2)
the protruding part of the lower jaw
the front part of the face below the lips: Related adjective: genial
keep one's chin up to keep cheerful under difficult circumstances: Sometimes shortened to: chin up!
take it on the chin informal to face squarely up to a defeat, adversity, etc
gymnastics to raise one's chin to (a horizontal bar, etc) when hanging by the arms
(tr) informal to punch or hit (someone) on the chin
British Dictionary definitions for Chin. (2 of 2)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with chin
see keep one's chin up; lead with one's chin; take it on the chin.
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