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Definition of Cheek

Cheek

  1. The side of the face below the eye.
  2. The cheek bone.
  3. Those pieces of a machine, or of any timber, or stone work, which form corresponding sides, or which are similar and in pair; as, the cheeks (jaws) of a vise; the cheeks of a gun carriage, etc.
  4. The branches of a bridle bit.
  5. A section of a flask, so made that it can be moved laterally, to permit the removal of the pattern from the mold; the middle part of a flask.
  6. Cool confidence; assurance; impudence.
  7. To be impudent or saucy to.

Cheek Quotations

Nobody should teach the black man in America to turn the other cheek, unless someone is teaching the white man in America to turn the other cheek.
Malcolm X

If you turn the other cheek, you can be enslaved for 1,000 years.
Malcolm X

I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love.
James Herriot

I don't deserve any credit for turning the other cheek as my tongue is always in it.
Flannery O'Connor

Look up, laugh loud, talk big, keep the color in your cheek and the fire in your eye, adorn your person, maintain your health, your beauty and your animal spirits.
William Hazlitt
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Cheek Translations

cheek in Afrikaans is wang
cheek in Danish is kind
cheek in Dutch is koon, wang, kaak
cheek in Finnish is poski
cheek in French is joue
cheek in German is Wange {f}, Backe {f}, Backe {f}
cheek in Italian is guancia, mascella
cheek in Norwegian is kinn, kinn
cheek in Portuguese is face, mordente
cheek in Spanish is mejilla
cheek in Swedish is skinka, kind

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