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clunk down

1. To set something down clumsily or loudly. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "clunk" and "down." The guys lugged the couch inside and clunked it down in the middle of the living room.
2. To fall heavily or loudly. Did you hear that tree branch clunk down in the middle of the night?
See also: clunk, down

clunkhead

One who is regarded as stupid, boorish, or bumbling. Leave it to that clunkhead to screw up the whole presentation in the first five minutes! Why on earth would they promote that clunkhead to be the regional manager.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

clunk down

[for something] to drop or fall, making the sound "clunk." A large piece of metal clunked down right in front of me. A tree branch clunked down on the roof and damaged a few shingles.
See also: clunk, down

clunk something down

to drop or place something heavily on something so that it makes a clunking noise. He clunked the big box down on the table. He clunked down all his school books on the table.
See also: clunk, down
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

clunk

1. tv. to strike someone or something. The branch clunked the roof as it fell.
2. n. a hit; the sound of a hit. I heard a clunk on the roof. Must be reindeer.

clunkhead

n. an oaf; a stupid dolt. My brother can be such a clunkhead! Can’t do nothing right!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Repeat for the remaining clunks or until time is up.
Leader: "If there are no more clunks, let's get the gist."
During reading, comprehension monitoring of vocabulary or content is achieved through a strategy called click and clunk. Repairing breakdowns in comprehension is also carried out at this stage, followed by getting the gist, which requires finding main ideas in each section of a text.
When you find a clunk, or a word you don't understand, stop and try to figure it out.
When we are reading and we can read the words and understand what we are reading we click, click, click along but when we come to a word we don't know or understand the meaning of we clunk and stop.
The strategies were printed on A4 Clunk Expert cards and laminated so that the students could refer to them during shared, guided and independent reading.
The students shared their specific achievement which may have been a clunk that they had identified, a concept map they had constructed, new information they had discovered or new vocabulary they had developed.