Word forms "cheek":
singular cheek plural cheeks
1) [countable] the soft part on each side of your face below your eyes
Sarah kissed her on the cheek.
pale/pink/rosy cheeks2) [singular/uncountable] behaviour that is rude or does not show respect, especially towards someone who is older or more importanthave the cheek to do something:
I've had enough of your cheek.
He had the cheek to suggest that I should be the one to apologize!3) [countable] one of the two soft parts of your body that you sit on•See:
II UK [tʃiːk] / US [tʃɪk] verb [transitive]
Word forms "cheek":
present tense I/you/we/they cheek he/she/it cheeks present participle cheeking past tense cheeked past participle cheeked British informalto speak rudely or without respect to someone, especially someone who is older or more important
Don't you cheek me like that, young man!
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Cheek — (ch[=e]k), n. [OE. cheke, cheoke, AS. ce[ a]ce, ce[ o]ce; cf. Goth. kukjan to kiss, D. kaak cheek; perh. akin to E. chew, jaw.] 1. The side of the face below the eye. [1913 Webster] 2. The cheek bone. [Obs.] Caucer. [1913 Webster] 3. pl. (Mech.)… … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
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cheek — (n.) O.E. ceace, cece jaw, jawbone, also the fleshy wall of the mouth. Perhaps from the root of O.E. ceowan chew (see CHEW (Cf. chew)), or from P.Gmc. *kaukon (Cf. M.L.G. kake jaw, jawbone, M.Du. kake jaw, Du. kaak) … Etymology dictionary
cheek — cheek; cheek·er; cheek·i·ly; cheek·i·ness; cheek·less; … English syllables
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cheek´i|ly — cheek|y «CHEE kee», adjective, cheek|i|er, cheek|i|est. 1. Informal. saucy; impudent; audacious: »A gentleman as rich as Croesus … Useful english dictionary
cheek|y — «CHEE kee», adjective, cheek|i|er, cheek|i|est. 1. Informal. saucy; impudent; audacious: »A gentleman as rich as Croesus … Useful english dictionary
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cheek — [chēk] n. [ME cheke < OE ceoke, jaw, jawbone; akin to Du kaak, LowG kâke, jaw (only WGmc)] 1. either side of the face between the nose and ear, below the eye 2. either of two sides of a thing, as the sides of a door jamb or the jaws of a vise… … English World dictionary