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clock

  
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      n  
1    a timepiece, usually free-standing, hanging, or built into a tower, having mechanically or electrically driven pointers that move constantly over a dial showing the numbers of the hours  
   Compare       digital clock       watch       7  
2    any clocklike device for recording or measuring, such as a taximeter or pressure gauge  
3    the downy head of a dandelion that has gone to seed  
4    an electrical circuit which generates pulses at a predetermined rate and interval  
5      (Computing)   an electronic pulse generator that transmits streams of regular pulses to which various parts of the computer and its operations are synchronized  
6       short for       time clock  
7    around or round the clock   all day and all night  
8    usually preceded by: the      an informal word for       speedometer       mileometer  
9      (Brit)      a slang word for       face  
10    against the clock  
a    under pressure, as to meet a deadline  
b    (in certain sports, such as show jumping) timed by a stop clock  
the last round will be against the clock     
11    put the clock back   to regress  
      vb  
12    tr     (Brit., Austral., and N.Z.)  
slang   to strike, esp. on the face or head  
13    tr     (Brit)  
slang   to see or notice  
14    tr   to record time as with a stopwatch, esp. in the calculation of speed  
15      (Electronics)   to feed a clock pulse to (a digital device) in order to cause it to switch to a new state,   (See also)        atomic clock       biological clock       clock off       clock on       clock up  
     (C14: from Middle Dutch clocke clock, from Medieval Latin clocca bell, ultimately of Celtic origin)  
   clocker             n  
  clocklike      adj  
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cocker, clock, clockmaker, clacker

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