Definition of 'chin'

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When you hit his fragile chin, he can be hurt. The Sun (2016)He is anxious - his jawline is looking slack and he's getting a double chin. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He raised her chin until he could gaze into her eyes. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss THE WOLF AND THE DOVEShe has a double chin and a triple belly. The Sun (2012)You take criticism on the chin but no one will stop me being competitive. The Sun (2011)He listened with his chin raised and eyes narrowed. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Put your tongue against the back of your front teeth to firm up a double chin. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It left a wound across my chin and one in my neck. The Sun (2009)He came closer and his knuckles beneath her chin raised her head. Kathleen E. Woodiwiss THE WOLF AND THE DOVEHold your head up and avoid the double chins with a proud pose. The Sun (2014)Sometimes you are better doing that than playing the same players who have had punches on the chin. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He just keeps his chin up. The Sun (2007)He is looking for them but can't bend his neck for chins. The Sun (2014)She just tilted her chin and looked deep into my eyes, just like her mum does. The Sun (2014)He'll take the punishment on the chin and face life. The Sun (2011)Only dust between brows, the sides of the nose and your chin. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Pull the bar down to just under your chin, squeezing your shoulders together. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This often causes spots around the chin and jaw - areas that are particularly sensitive to hormone fluctuations. The Sun (2013)I have a good chin and hit hard. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I like to rest my chin on his neck. The Sun (2015)We might have to take a few hits on the chin, but success is all about how you dust yourself down thereafter. Times, Sunday Times (2009)IT'S the eye of the storm... and the nose, chin and mouth. The Sun (2008)A perfect, perfect shot - better than a knockout punch to the chin. Times, Sunday Times (2007)

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Translations for 'chin'

British English: chin /tʃɪn/ NOUN
Your chin is the part of your face below your mouth and above your neck.
  • American English: chin
  • Arabic: ذَقْن
  • Brazilian Portuguese: queixo
  • Chinese: 下颚
  • Croatian: brada
  • Czech: brada
  • Danish: hage
  • Dutch: kin
  • European Spanish: barbilla
  • Finnish: leuka kasvojen alin osa
  • French: menton
  • German: Kinn
  • Greek: πηγούνι
  • Italian: mento
  • Japanese: あご
  • Korean:
  • Norwegian: hake
  • Polish: broda część ciała
  • European Portuguese: queixo
  • Romanian: bărbie
  • Russian: подбородок
  • Spanish: barbilla
  • Swedish: haka
  • Thai: คาง
  • Turkish: çene
  • Ukrainian: підборіддя
  • Vietnamese: cằm


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