Meaning of CLOCK in English
▪ 12-hour , 24-hour
▪ digital , electric
▪ bedside , kitchen
▪ alarm , carriage , cuckoo , grandfather , pendulum , travel ( AmE ), travelling ( BrE ), wall
▪ 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
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.
▪ 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
▪ 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 ~.
▪ the dial of a ~ , the face of a ~ , the hands of a ~
Clock is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ mile
Oxford Collocations English Dictionary. Оксфордский английский словарь словосочетаний . 2012