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wink

wink

 
 
pronunciation:
wIngk
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
wink at, wink out
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: winked, winking, winks
definition 1: to close and open one eye quickly, and usu. intentionally, as a signal, suggestion, or comment.
definition 2: to close and open both eyes quickly; blink.
similar words:
blink
definition 3: to shine or appear to shine intermittently; twinkle.
similar words:
twinkle
phrase: wink at
phrase: wink out
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to close and open (the eye or eyes) quickly or in rapid succession; blink.
similar words:
bat, blink
definition 2: to convey or express (a signal or the like) by so doing.
He winked his approval.
definition 3: to manipulate or control (something in the eye, usu. tears) by so doing (usu. fol. by away or back).
similar words:
blink
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or motion of winking or blinking.
similar words:
blink
definition 2: a signal, suggestion, or the like conveyed or expressed by winking.
definition 3: the short time required for, or as if for, winking once.
The child fell asleep in a wink.
similar words:
twinkle
definition 4: a single flash from a twinkling source; twinkle.
similar words:
blink, twinkle
definition 5: (informal) a small bit, usu. of sleep.
We got a few winks between midnight and three.