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pink         

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      n  
1    any of a group of colours with a reddish hue that are of low to moderate saturation and can usually reflect or transmit a large amount of light; a pale reddish tint  
2    pink cloth or clothing  
dressed in pink     
3    any of various Old World plants of the caryophyllaceous genus Dianthus, such as D. plumarius (garden pink), cultivated for their fragrant flowers  
   See also       carnation       1  
4    any of various plants of other genera, such as the moss pink  
5    the flower of any of these plants  
6    the highest or best degree, condition, etc. (esp. in the phrases in the pink of health, in the pink)  
7   
a    a huntsman's scarlet coat  
b    a huntsman who wears a scarlet coat  
      adj  
8    of the colour pink  
9      (Brit)  
informal   left-wing  
10      (U.S.)  
derogatory  
a    sympathetic to or influenced by Communism  
b    leftist or radical, esp. half-heartedly  
11    Informal   of or relating to homosexuals or homosexuality  
the pink vote     
12    (of a huntsman's coat) scarlet or red  
      vb  
13    intr      another word for       knock       7  
     (C16 (the flower), C18 (the colour): perhaps a shortening of pinkeye)  
  pinkish      adj  
  pinkness      n  
  pinky      adj  
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pink          [2]  
      vb   tr  
1    to prick lightly with a sword or rapier  
2    to decorate (leather, cloth, etc.) with a perforated or punched pattern  
3    to cut with pinking shears  
     (C14: perhaps of Low German origin; compare Low German pinken to peck)  

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pink          [3]  
      n   a sailing vessel with a narrow overhanging transom  
     (C15: from Middle Dutch pinke, of obscure origin)  

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knock  
      vb  
1    tr   to give a blow or push to; strike  
2    intr   to rap sharply with the knuckles, a hard object, etc., esp. to capture attention  
to knock at the door     
3    tr   to make or force by striking  
to knock a hole in the wall     
4    intr; usually foll by: against   to collide (with)  
5    tr   to bring into a certain condition by hitting or pushing  
to knock someone unconscious     
6    tr  
Informal   to criticize adversely; belittle  
to knock someone's work     
7    intr     (Also)    pink          (of an internal-combustion engine) to emit a characteristic metallic noise as a result of faulty combustion  
8    intr   (of a bearing, esp. one in an engine) to emit a regular characteristic sound as a result of wear  
9      (Brit)  
slang   to have sexual intercourse with (a person)  
10    knock (a person) into the middle of next week  
Informal   to hit (a person) with a very heavy blow  
11    knock one's head against   to have a violent or unpleasant encounter with (adverse facts or circumstances)  
12    knock on the head  
a    to daze or kill (a person) by striking on the head  
b    effectively to prevent the further development of (a plan)  
      n  
13   
a    a blow, push, or rap  
he gave the table a knock     
b    the sound so caused  
14    the sound of knocking in an engine or bearing  
15    Informal   a misfortune, rebuff, or setback  
16    Informal   unfavourable criticism  
17    Informal   (in cricket) an innings or a spell of batting,   (See also)        knock about       knock back       knock down       knock off       knock-on       knockout       knock up  
     (Old English cnocian, of imitative origin; related to Old Norse knoka to hit)  


clove pink  
      n      another name for       carnation       1  
moss pink  
      n   a North American plant, Phlox subulata, forming dense mosslike mats: cultivated for its pink, white, or lavender flowers: family Polemoniaceae,   (Also called)    ground pink  
oyster pink  
      n  
a    a delicate pinkish-white colour, sometimes with a greyish tinge  
b    (as adj)  
oyster-pink shoes     
pink          [1]  
      n  
1    any of a group of colours with a reddish hue that are of low to moderate saturation and can usually reflect or transmit a large amount of light; a pale reddish tint  
2    pink cloth or clothing  
dressed in pink     
3    any of various Old World plants of the caryophyllaceous genus Dianthus, such as D. plumarius (garden pink), cultivated for their fragrant flowers  
   See also       carnation       1  
4    any of various plants of other genera, such as the moss pink  
5    the flower of any of these plants  
6    the highest or best degree, condition, etc. (esp. in the phrases in the pink of health, in the pink)  
7   
a    a huntsman's scarlet coat  
b    a huntsman who wears a scarlet coat  
      adj  
8    of the colour pink         
9      (Brit)  
informal   left-wing  
10      (U.S.)  
derogatory  
a    sympathetic to or influenced by Communism  
b    leftist or radical, esp. half-heartedly  
11    Informal   of or relating to homosexuals or homosexuality  
the pink vote     
12    (of a huntsman's coat) scarlet or red  
      vb  
13    intr      another word for       knock       7  
     (C16 (the flower), C18 (the colour): perhaps a shortening of pinkeye)  
  pinkish      adj  
  pinkness      n  
  pinky      adj  
pink          [2]  
      vb   tr  
1    to prick lightly with a sword or rapier  
2    to decorate (leather, cloth, etc.) with a perforated or punched pattern  
3    to cut with pinking shears  
     (C14: perhaps of Low German origin; compare Low German pinken to peck)  
pink          [3]  
      n   a sailing vessel with a narrow overhanging transom  
     (C15: from Middle Dutch pinke, of obscure origin)  
pink-collar  
      adj   of, relating to, or designating low-paid occupations traditionally associated with female workers  
   Compare       blue-collar       white-collar  
pink elephants  
      pl n   a facetious name applied to hallucinations caused by drunkenness  
pink-footed goose  
      n   a Eurasian goose, Anser brachyrhynchus, having a reddish-brown head, pink legs, and a pink band on its black beak  
pink gin  
      n   a mixture of gin and bitters  
pink noise  
      n   noise containing a mixture of frequencies, but excluding higher frequencies  
pink salmon  
      n  
1    any salmon having pale pink flesh, esp. Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, of the Pacific Ocean  
2    the flesh of such a fish  
pink slip  
      n     (U.S.)  
informal   a notice of redundancy issued to an employee  
salmon pink  
      n  
a    a yellowish-pink colour, sometimes with an orange tinge  
b    (as adj.)  
a salmon-pink hat        (Sometimes shortened to)    salmon  
sea pink  
      n   another name for thrift (the plant)  
sky-blue pink  
      n  
      adj   a jocular name for a nonexistent, unknown, or unimportant colour  

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pink         

[

1]  
1   
      n   acme, best, height, peak, perfection, summit  
2   
      adj   flesh, flushed, reddish, rose, roseate, rosy, salmon  

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pink          [2]  
      vb   incise, notch, perforate, prick, punch, scallop, score  

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be in the pink exp.
be in a good shape

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