Cleeked
Cleek Cleek, v. t. [pret. {Claught}; pret. & p. p. {Cleeked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cleeking}.] [ME. cleken, clechen, to seize, clutch; perh. akin to E. clutch.] [Scot & Dial. Eng.] 1. To seize; clutch; snatch; catch; pluck. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. To catch or draw out with a cleek, as a fish; to hook. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. To hook or link (together); hence, to marry. --Scott. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • cleek — /kleek/, n., v., claught or cleeked or claucht, cleeked, cleeking. n. 1. Chiefly Scot. a large hook, esp. one fixed to the inside walls of a house to hold clothing, pots, or food. 2. Golf Older Use. a club with an iron head, a narrow face, and… …   Universalium

  • cleek — I. ˈklēk verb (claught ˈklȯḵt ; or cleeked ˈklēkt ; or claucht ˈklȯḵt ; cleeked ; cleeking ; cleeks) Etymology: Middle English (northern dialect) cleken; probably akin to Old English …   Useful english dictionary

  • Claught — Cleek Cleek, v. t. [pret. {Claught}; pret. & p. p. {Cleeked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cleeking}.] [ME. cleken, clechen, to seize, clutch; perh. akin to E. clutch.] [Scot & Dial. Eng.] 1. To seize; clutch; snatch; catch; pluck. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cleek — Cleek, v. t. [pret. {Claught}; pret. & p. p. {Cleeked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cleeking}.] [ME. cleken, clechen, to seize, clutch; perh. akin to E. clutch.] [Scot & Dial. Eng.] 1. To seize; clutch; snatch; catch; pluck. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cleeking — Cleek Cleek, v. t. [pret. {Claught}; pret. & p. p. {Cleeked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cleeking}.] [ME. cleken, clechen, to seize, clutch; perh. akin to E. clutch.] [Scot & Dial. Eng.] 1. To seize; clutch; snatch; catch; pluck. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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