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 for cheek
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cheek \Cheek\ (ch[=e]k), n. [OE. cheke, cheoke, AS. ce[`a]ce,
     ce[`o]ce; cf. Goth. kukjan to kiss, D. kaak cheek; perh. akin
     to E. chew, jaw.]
     1. The side of the face below the eye.
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     2. The cheek bone. [Obs.] --Caucer.
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     3. pl. (Mech.) 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.
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     4. pl. The branches of a bridle bit. --Knight.
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     5. (Founding) 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.
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     6. Cool confidence; assurance; impudence. [Slang]
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     Cheek of beef. See Illust. of Beef.
     Cheek bone (Anat.) the bone of the side of the face; esp.,
        the malar bone.
     Cheek by jowl, side by side; very intimate.
     Cheek pouch (Zool.), a sacklike dilation of the cheeks of
        certain monkeys and rodents, used for holding food.
     Cheeks of a block, the two sides of the shell of a tackle
     Cheeks of a mast, the projection on each side of a mast,
        upon which the trestletrees rest.
     Cheek tooth (Anat.), a hinder or molar tooth.
     Butment cheek. See under Butment.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cheek \Cheek\ (ch[=e]k), v. t.
     To be impudent or saucy to. [Slang.]
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: either side of the face below the eyes
      2: an impudent statement [syn: impudence, cheek,
      3: either of the two large fleshy masses of muscular tissue that
         form the human rump [syn: buttock, cheek]
      4: impudent aggressiveness; "I couldn't believe her boldness";
         "he had the effrontery to question my honesty" [syn:
         boldness, nerve, brass, face, cheek]
      v 1: speak impudently to

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  72 Moby Thesaurus words for "cheek":
     arse, ass, backside, bank, beam, behind, border, bottom, brashness,
     brass, brazen boldness, breech, broadside, bum, butt, can, cheeks,
     chop, chutzpah, coast, confidence, crust, derriere, duff, face,
     fanny, flank, gall, hand, handedness, haunch, heroics, hip, hubris,
     improvidence, imprudence, impudence, indiscretion, injudiciousness,
     insolence, jowl, keister, laterality, many-sidedness,
     multilaterality, nerve, overboldness, overcarelessness,
     overconfidence, oversureness, overweeningness, planking, prat,
     presumption, profile, quarter, rashness, rusty-dusty, shore, side,
     siding, stern, tail, temerariousness, temerity, temple, tuchis,
     tush, tushy, unchariness, unilaterality, unwariness

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     Smiting on the cheek was accounted a grievous injury and insult
     (Job 16:10; Lam. 3:30; Micah 5:1). The admonition (Luke 6:29),
     "Unto him that smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the
     other," means simply, "Resist not evil" (Matt. 5:39; 1 Pet.
     2:19-23). Ps. 3:7 = that God had deprived his enemies of the
     power of doing him injury.

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