clock

I UK [klɒk] / US [klɑk] noun [countable]
Word forms "clock":
singular clock plural clocks
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an object that shows the time. The object like a clock that you wear on your wrist is called a watch. Clocks either have a background called a face with hands that point to the hours and minutes, or they are digital clocks that show the time as a set of numbers. You say a clock is slow when it shows a time that is earlier than the correct time. You say it is fast when it shows a time that is later than the correct time

The only sound was the clock ticking.

the kitchen/church/bedside clock:

I glanced at the kitchen clock.

the clock strikes one/five/eleven (o'clock):

The church clock struck 10 o'clock.

adjust/set a clock:

I'll need to adjust the clock. It's slow again.

around/round the clock — all day and all night

Rescuers worked around the clock to free people trapped in the wreckage.

put/turn/set the clock back — to change the time on a clock to an earlier time; to return to a time in the past

If we could turn the clock back, would you actually change anything?

put/turn/set the clock forward — to change the time on a clock to a later time; to think about a time in the future, and imagine that it is that time

If we put the clock forward ten years, what do you see yourself doing?

See:

II UK [klɒk] / US [klɑk] verb [transitive]
Word forms "clock":
present tense I/you/we/they clock he/she/it clocks present participle clocking past tense clocked past participle clocked
1)
a) to travel at a particular speed in a race

the skier who clocked the fastest time in practice runs

b) to measure or record the speed at which a person or vehicle is travelling

He was charged with dangerous driving after being clocked at 112 mph.

2) British informal to notice someone
3) informal to hit someone
Phrasal verbs:

English dictionary. 2014.

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  • clock — clock1 [kläk] n. [ME clokke, orig., clock with bells < ML clocca, bell < Celt, as in OIr cloc (> OE clugge, OHG glocka), bell < ? IE base * kel , to cry out, sound > CLAMOR] 1. a device used for measuring and indicating time,… …   English World dictionary

  • clock in at — ˌclock ˈin at [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they clock in at he/she/it clocks in at present participle clocking in at past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • clock in/on — [phrasal verb] chiefly Brit : to record on a special card the time that you start working What time did you clock on? I clocked in [=(US) punched in] 10 minutes late. • • • Main Entry: ↑clock …   Useful english dictionary

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