Chin meaning

chĭn
To pull (oneself) up with the arms while grasping an overhead horizontal bar until the chin is level with or above the bar.
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The central forward portion of the lower jaw.
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(music) To place (a violin) under the chin in preparation to play it.
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To chin oneself.
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(informal) To make idle conversation; chatter.
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The part of the face below the lower lip; projecting part of the lower jaw.
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(gym.) To pull (oneself) up, while hanging by the hands from a horizontal bar, until the chin is just above the level of the bar.
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(slang) To converse idly; chat, gossip, etc.
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To chin oneself.
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Chinese.
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The central forward portion of the lower jaw.
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The bottom of a face, especially, the lower jaw or the region below the mouth.
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(boxing, uncountable) The ability to withstand being punched in the face without being knocked out.
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To perform a chin-up.
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(UK) To punch (someone)'s chin (part of the body).
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(endearing) A chinchilla.
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A surname​ of Chinese origin.
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(slang, US) Talk.
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(slang, UK) A falsehood.
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(slang, intransitive) To talk.
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keep one's chin up
  • to bear up bravely under trying circumstances
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take it on the chin
  • to suffer defeat, severe hardship, etc.
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

take it on the chin

Origin of chin

  • Middle English from Old English cin genu-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English chin, from Old English ċinn (“chin”), from Proto-Germanic *kinnuz (“chin”) (compare West Frisian/Dutch kin, Low German/German Kinn, Danish kind, Icelandic kinn), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵenHw-, *ǵnā(w)- (“jaw”) (compare Welsh gen, Latin gena, Tocharian A śanwem, Ancient Greek γένυς (génus) 'jaw', Armenian ծնոտ (cnot), Persian چانه (čâne), Sanskrit हनु (hánu)).

    From Wiktionary

  • Shortening of chinchilla.

    From Wiktionary