Meaning of CLOCK in English

CLOCK

I.

noun

ADJECTIVE

▪ accurate

▪ 12-hour , 24-hour

▪ digital , electric

▪ atomic

▪ time

▪ bedside , kitchen

▪ alarm , carriage , cuckoo , grandfather , pendulum , travel ( AmE ), travelling ( BrE ), wall

▪ ticking

▪ countdown ( AmE )

His countdown ~ reads forty seconds.

▪ biological , body , circadian ( biology ), internal

With jet lag, your biological ~ is out of synch with the actual time.

VERB + CLOCK

▪ reset , set , wind

I've set my alarm ~ for six tomorrow.

▪ move back ( AmE ), put back ( BrE ), set back ( AmE ), turn back ( often figurative )

Let's turn back the ~ to the last decade.

▪ move ahead ( AmE ), put forward ( BrE ), set ahead ( AmE ), turn forward ( often figurative )

▪ calibrate , synchronize

▪ stop (for example in a game)

Pressing the buzzer stops the ~.

▪ check , glance at , look at

▪ watch

employees who are always watching the ~ (= wanting their day's work to end)

▪ beat (= do something in less time than is allowed)

The player beat the ~ and set a new record.

CLOCK + VERB

▪ beep , buzz , chime (sth) , ring , strike sth , tick

The ~ struck the hour.

I could hear a ~ ticking somewhere in the house.

▪ stop

▪ keep time

This ~ doesn't keep time.

▪ be fast , be slow

That clock's fast.

▪ gain time , lose time

▪ be right , be wrong

▪ go back , go forward

The ~s go back tonight.

▪ say sth , tell sth

The ~ on the wall said twelve o'clock.

Her ~ told her it was time to get up.

▪ go off

My alarm ~ didn't go off this morning.

CLOCK + NOUN

▪ face

▪ tower

▪ radio

PREPOSITION

▪ against the ~

to work against the ~ (= to work fast in order to finish before a particular time)

▪ around the ~ , round the ~ (= all day and all night) ( esp. BrE )

to work around the ~

▪ by the ~

It's ten o'clock by the kitchen ~.

PHRASES

▪ the dial of a ~ , the face of a ~ , the hands of a ~

II.

verb

Clock is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ mile

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