cheek

I UK [tʃiːk] / US [tʃɪk] noun
Word forms "cheek":
singular cheek plural cheeks
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1) [countable] the soft part on each side of your face below your eyes

Sarah kissed her on the cheek.

pale/pink/rosy cheeks

2) [singular/uncountable] behaviour that is rude or does not show respect, especially towards someone who is older or more important

I've had enough of your cheek.

have the cheek to do something:

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
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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 informal
to speak rudely or without respect to someone, especially someone who is older or more important

Don't you cheek me like that, young man!


English dictionary. 2014.

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