- click1 [ klık ] verb *▸ 1 make short sound▸ 2 use computer mouse▸ 3 understand suddenly▸ 4 like someone immediately▸ 5 happen easily1. ) intransitive to make a short high sound like the sound when you press a switch:The cameras continued clicking as they drove away.click open/shut: He pressed a button and the doors clicked open.a ) transitive to make an object make this short sound:The policeman clicked the handcuffs around his wrists.The young soldier clicked his heels and saluted.click something on/off: She clicked off the bedside light.b ) transitive if you click your tongue, you make a short sound with your tongue, usually to show that you are annoyed or do not approve of somethingc ) transitive BRITISH if you click your fingers, you make a short sound by rubbing your middle finger against your thumb so that it hits the inside of your hand2. ) intransitive or transitive COMPUTING to make a computer do something by pressing a button on the mouse:Click save and close the document.click on: To send the message, simply click on the send button.3. ) intransitive INFORMAL if something clicks, you suddenly understand or realize it4. ) intransitive INFORMAL if two people click, they realize immediately that they like each other and understand each other5. ) intransitive if something clicks in a performance, sports event, etc., everything happens easily and in the best possible wayclickclick 2 [ klık ] noun count *1. ) a short sound like the sound when you press a switch:The door closed behind him with a click.2. ) COMPUTING the action of making a computer do something by pressing a button on the mouse:You can order anything with a single click.
Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.