transitive verb

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    hacer tintinear
    we clinked glasses entrechocamos los vasos
    • Alex returns with a bottle of wine and 2 glasses, he fills then to the brim and clinks glasses with you.
    • Morgan asked me, starting to clink bottles around.
    • ‘Cheers,’ I said as we clinked our cans together a dull metallic clank before taking one long chug.
    • I hand Milon the shot and clink my bottle against the glass.
    • Instead, guests are enchanted by the sounds of laughter and clinking wine glasses.
    • Everyone chimed in, and clinked the neck of their bottles together.
    • Armando stood up, clinking his bottle against Loren's.
    • In the mean time, Edmund and the guys were at the bar, clinking their beer bottles.
    • The two new buddies smirked and clinked their beer bottles as an odd sort of toast.
    • The two young men clinked their teacups together, validating their deal.
    • They clinked the necks of their beers together and took sips to seal the toast.
    • I laughed, clinking my beer bottle against his glass.
    • Everyone said in agreement clinking their cans with Adia's.
    • Both Julian and I followed suit, clinking our beer against Blake's.
    • Gary and Tony nodded in respect and clinked their beer bottles together.
    • ‘You start drinking that,’ he said, still ignoring Fiona, and clinking her bottle with his.
    • She held the beer up like she was going to clink it to mine, but we only had one beer so I put up my fist and she clanked the beer to my fist.
    • Beneath the thatch we squat in the dust, clink our bottles and drink.
    • They clinked the elegant crystal glasses together and the whole night consisted of laughs and champagne.
    • He taps her glass with a ringing clink and starts to drink the champagne, savoring the taste.

intransitive verb

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    tintinear

noun

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    (sound)
    tintineo masculine
    • John finally asked, setting his cup down with a slight clink onto the saucer.
    • Undoubtedly, to the steady clink of glass and ice, the word will pass: he's sound; he's one of us; he's a safe pair of hands.
    • Many clicks and clinks came from the door, and then a grinding noise as it opened on old stone hinges.
    • With a hollow clink, it once more sat at its customary place, the level of liquid lowered.
    • There was a clink as some of the coins rattled to its tin floor.
    • A few coughs and clinks of glass echoed awkwardly throughout the room.
    • A large click came from inside the door, followed by another short series of clinks and clangs.
    • Even the clink of decanter against glass from the editor's office was briefly absent.
    • The rhythmic clink of armor could suddenly be heard through the storm's quieting howl, as if nature itself feared dominance in any way over this being.
    • The apartment was quiet except for the occasional clink of her fork on the plate.
    • She licked the rim for good measure and placed the cup on the table, dropping the spoon in with a clink.
    • The obscenely loud clinks and bangs continued.
    • I recall the clink as the razor bounced off the sink, and the scarlet drops that followed hitting the cold enamel surface.
    • Young men were stripped to the waist and fighting to the clink of wagered coins and shouts of encouragement.
    • The telltale clink of tracks heralds the advance of a brigade combat team.
    • He folds the newspaper, and takes the coffee cup out of my hand, resting it with a clink on the table in front of us.
    • One room functions as normal, with jukebox music and the clink of glasses drifting through to where the performance takes place.
    • The bottles slid down their slots, greeting their brothers with a satisfying clink.
    • The manacles made an audible clink as they swung back against the wall, and the Knight whirled around.
    • There was just the general clink of silverware meeting china and rattle of cup against saucer.

noun

slang

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    (prison)
    cárcel feminine
    trullo masculine Spain slang
    bote masculine Mexico Venezuela slang
    cana feminine South America slang
    gayola feminine River Plate slang
    porotera feminine Chile slang
    • Crunch played a pivotal role in the phone underground thirty years ago, and paid for it with two spells in the clink.
    • A first time offender for a copyright infringement violation could receive five years in the clink and a fine of $250,000.
    • Placing it in my hand, I felt the cold clink of coins.
    • If Holly ever was stuck in the clink, she'd be in charge in no time flat.
    • But what's worse is that if such a law were introduced here, YOU might find yourself in the clink simply for venting your frustration at a spammer by sending him a rude email.
    • I think Dr. Mudd has spent enough time in the clink.
    • This opening shot sees our young hero in a Jamaican clink in 1802, charged with mutiny and facing the hangman's rope.
    • I spent 24 hours in the clink, and ever since I've been seeing ghost faces everywhere.
    • The problem is, he's not a very good one, and finds himself in the clink after a botched attempt to steal a car.
    • With Kim in the clink and no sign of Foxy's new record, the rap scene is crying out for new femcees.
    • Griffin offers this advice to other young people who find themselves in the clink: Keep your inmate number to yourself.
    • He sympathizes with them on the way to the clink.
    • It ain't cheap springing two of them from the puppy clink.
    • At the very least, Noah should spend a little time in clink.
    • File swappers face three years in jail for the first offence, and six more years in the clink for repeat offences, thus making criminals out of a large section of the US population.
    • I glossed over a few tiny details, the ones that could have bought me some time in the clink.