General English

General Science

  • noun a sound of short duration, often used to indicate that a key has been pressed


  • verb to press and release a key or a button on a keyboard or the mouse


  • To press and release a button once on a computer mouse, or similar device. Used, for instance, to select a hyperlink.

Information & Library Science

  • noun a depression of the button on a computer mouse, asking the computer to select an option on-screen


  • noun a short sharp noise made by a switch or lock


  • noun a clique, a small group of friends or confederates. A favourite word with high-school and college students.
  • verb to catch someone (doing something they shouldn’t)
  • verb to make contact with a potential romantic or sexual partner, score, pull.