Meaning of CLOCK in English



Function: transitive verb

Date: 1883

1 a : to time with a stopwatch or by an electric timing device b : to be timed at

2 : to register on a mechanical recording device <wind velocities were clock ed at 80 miles per hour>

3 : to hit hard

4 chiefly British : ATTAIN , REALIZE ― usually used with up <just clock ed up a million ⋯ paperback sales ― Punch >

5 a : to travel (a distance) over time < clock s more than 15,000 miles a year on business> b : PUT IN 3 < clock ing long hours at the office>

intransitive verb

1 : to have a specified duration or speed ― used with in <the movie clock ed in at just under 3 hours> broadly : to have a specified measure or value ― used with in <the meal clock ed in at about $15>

2 : to register on a time sheet or time clock : PUNCH ― used with in, out, on, off <he clock ed in late>

– clock · er noun

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.