verb (used with or without object)
- clinically dead,
- clinically obese,
Origin of clink1
Origin of clink2
Examples from the Web for clink
You can clink your wine glass and deliver an impassioned speech about conquering the demons that kept you confined in the closet.
Sannikov and the other opposition candidates are arrested and thrown in the clink, along with thousands of ordinary citizens.The Belarus Free Theatre’s Badass Dissident Artists Get the HBO Treatment|Katie Baker|July 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The penalty was what Kozlovsky alluded to without knowledge of its origin: 15 days in the clink, plus a fine.Putin’s Police Arrest Pussy Riot Again In Court Crackdown|Michael Weiss|February 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All day long the place rings with the clink of hammers and the clang of metal bars.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Try to remember that name as you curse him out on your way to the clink.Fidel Castro Hates Monopoly & 12 More Reasons to Love It|Caroline Linton|February 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He sat, gazing downward, and gradually thought he heard the old voices and the clink of glasses.Sister Carrie|Theodore Dreiser
The order went rolling down our thin ranks, and again Steve heard the clink and ring of the ramrods.How Canada was Won|F. S. Brereton
Upon this Clink drew a long breath, and his eyes grew bigger and bigger as he gazed at the half-crown.Mopsa the Fairy|Jean Ingelow
She had forgot, that, as fools think, The bell is ever sure to clink.The Bon Gaultier Ballads|William Edmonstoune Aytoun
Through the open window came the clink of spurs and rattling of sabres.
Word Origin for clink
Word Origin for clink
early 14c., echoic (cf. Dutch klinken, Old High German klingan, German klingen). Related: Clinked; clinking. The noun in the sound sense is from c.1400.
"prison," 1770s, apparently originally (early 16c.) the Clynke on Clink Street in Southwark, on the estate of the bishops of Winchester. To kiss the clink "to be imprisoned" is from 1580s, and the word and the prison name might be cognate derivatives of the sound made by chains or metal locks (see clink (v.)).
"sharp, ringing sound made by collision of sonorous (especially metallic) bodies," c.1400, from clink (v.).