Definition of 'clock'
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Our goal was to beat the company clock that timed the movement of items through the system. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That race against the clock should be extremely tight given the number of specialists in the field. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Workers toiled round the clock to fill it and fix power lines. The Sun (2016)This weekend the clocks go back and we will be plunged again into inky afternoons. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There is simply no good reason for the clocks to go back this weekend. The Sun (2016)There is no turning back the clock on either of those fronts. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Some might also ask you to draw a clock face if you tell them you keep leaving your phone in the fridge. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Any band activity would supposedly disturb his equilibrium so he is forbidden to leave the house and is watched round the clock. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The clocks go back today: welcome to winter. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But they can't turn back the clocks. The Sun (2017)Who are these splinter groups seemingly intent on turning back the clock? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Security guards patrol the empty building around the clock. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He used to keep me up round the clock with feed times. The Sun (2007)That clock on your computer screen is ticking. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Most diplomats are constantly trying to beat the clock to the next official engagement. The Bullet Catchers (1989)Our investigators asked four companies to clock a car so it could be sold for more money. The Sun (2016)The time clock runs out in the fourth quarter of the game. Christianity Today (2000)It made sense with factory workers clocking on and off. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Turn the clock face to the wall. Beat Jet Lag - arrive alert and stay alert (1991)It comes with a digital display clock for the bedside table. Times, Sunday Times (2010)He looked like a real stayer that day and clocked a good time despite the testing conditions. The Sun (2007)Those given the supplement saw their body clocks speed up about eight minutes faster. The Sun (2015)To turn the clock back would be no panacea. Times, Sunday Times (2009)He needs to provide reassurance round the clock. The Sun (2016)Most users already have a clock on their computer screen. The Sun (2013)Once a car is clocked it can be impossible to detect the changes without highly specialised equipment. The Sun (2016)On the other hand, the clocks caused problems with our cook when boiling eggs. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Instead of dreading this time, turn it into a game of beat the clock. The Sun (2015)In the world of the pit depicted here, such attributes are as dandelion clocks in the wind. Times, Sunday Times (2013)So one possibility is that there are genetically determined clocks which cause the nervous system to change how it learns from year to year. The Descent of Mind - the how and why of intelligence (1990)The trackers contained an electronic clock, calendar and light meter to pinpoint the birds' location. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The large crystalline clock is more loosely textured than a dandelion clock, but it can hold firm against the wind as long as is necessary. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The fine red-brick Victorian building complete with clock tower used to be the administrative building of the local county asylum. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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Translations for 'clock'
British English: clock /klɒk/ NOUN
A clock is an instrument, for example in a room or on the outside of a building, that shows you what the time is.
He could hear a clock ticking.
- American English: clock
- Arabic: سَاعَة حائِط
- Brazilian Portuguese: relógio
- Chinese: 时钟
- Croatian: sat
- Czech: hodiny
- Danish: ur
- Dutch: klok
- European Spanish: reloj
- Finnish: kello
- French: horloge
- German: Uhr
- Greek: ρολόι
- Italian: orologio
- Japanese: 時計
- Korean: 시계
- Norwegian: klokke
- Polish: zegar
- European Portuguese: relógio
- Romanian: ceas
- Russian: часы
- Spanish: reloj de pared
- Swedish: klocka
- Thai: นาฬิกา
- Turkish: saat genelde
- Ukrainian: годинник
- Vietnamese: đồng hồ
British English: clock VERB
To clock a particular time or speed in a race means to reach that time or speed.
He clocked the fastest time this year.
Definition of clock from the Collins English Dictionary
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