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The protruding part of the face below the mouth, formed by the apex of the lower jaw.
- ‘He backs slowly away from the door and scratches his chin in thought.’
- ‘He had brown eyebrows and some brown facial growth on his chin and around his mouth.’
- ‘I sat down at the kitchen table and rested my chin in my hands.’
- ‘The victim suffered severe cuts to the upper lip, lower lip, the chin and into his neck.’
- ‘Ant cupped his chin in his palm as he sized up his brother.’
- ‘Her face was delicately formed with a thin, shapely nose and a slightly pointed chin.’
- ‘The girl's chin quivered, but she did not cry.’
- ‘Typical adult females have smaller jaws, noses, and chins, and thus eyes and cheekbones that are more prominent and appear to be larger than in typical males.’
- ‘She walked over, encircled her arms about his waist, and propped her chin on his shoulder.’
- ‘She leaned her elbows on the windowsill, resting her chin in her hands.’
- ‘In trying on the helmet, you must hold it by the chin straps.’
- ‘He pulled her closer to him, cupping her chin in the palm of his hand.’
- ‘His fingertips brushed my chin as out our mouths collided, and passionately we kissed under the stars.’
- ‘Glancing down the hallway, he rubbed his chin thoughtfully then tapped out another set of numbers.’
- ‘The King took the paper and began reading it, scratching his bearded chin.’
- ‘He had a slightly pointed chin, and flecks of stubble grew there.’
- ‘Adrian shook his head, lowering his chin and raising his hand to check his wig was on straight.’
- ‘Coby lightly rubbed his chin on my shoulder when a laugh peeled out.’
- ‘He yelled, while he stroked his pointy chin with his clawed right hand.’
- ‘I lifted his chin with a finger and he stared reluctantly into my eyes.’
Draw one's body up so as to bring one's chin level with or above (a horizontal bar) with one's feet off the ground, as an exercise.
- ‘In sports, this move improves performance of pulling and lifting actions, as seen in the martial arts, chinning, and rope, mountain and rock climbing.’
- ‘He raised himself to the top of the crib and chinned himself a couple of times.’
- ‘By the time bombardier Billy Wood and navigator John Wilson chinned themselves into position through the nose hatch, I had pumped some of the ground crew for the naked lady's background.’
- ‘From the very start of his bodybuilding career, the Oak made chinning a priority in his workouts.’
Old English cin, cinn, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch kin, from an Indo-European root shared by Latin gena cheek and Greek genus jaw.
- variant spelling of jin
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