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
Examples from the Web for chinning
I know I am something of a chinning machine, but I am harmless.Frank Merriwell's Cruise|Burt L. Standish
And while Gabe chawed away at the knots we did some chinning, believe me.Fred Fenton on the Track|Allen Chapman
If you stand up there chinning much longer, Perk, somebody'll come.Motor Matt's "Century" Run|Stanley R. Matthews
He had gotten Polly in a corner and was chinning the ear off of her.Biltmore Oswald|J. Thorne Smith, Jr.
Why, you haven't been sitting and chinning with him till eleven o'clock?Main Street|Sinclair Lewis
British Dictionary definitions for chinning
verb chins, chinning or chinned
Word Origin for chin
Medical definitions for chinning
Idioms and Phrases with chinning
see keep one's chin up; lead with one's chin; take it on the chin.