wink


wink
wink [wiŋk]
vi.
[ME winken < OE wincian, akin to Ger winken: see WINCH]
1. to close the eyelids and open them again quickly
2.
a) to close one eyelid and open it again quickly, as a signal, etc.
b) to be closed and opened in this way: said of the eye
3. to shine intermittently; twinkle
vt.
1. to make (the eyes or an eye) wink
2. to move, remove, etc. by winking: usually with back or away [to wink back tears]
3. to signal or express by winking
n.
1. the act of winking
2.
a) the time occupied by this; an instant
b) a tiny interval (of sleep): cf. FORTY WINKS
3. a signal, hint, etc. given by winking
4. a twinkle or twinkling
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wink at
to pretend not to see, as in connivance
SYN.- WINK usually implies a deliberate movement in the quick closing and opening of one or both eyelids one or more times [he winked at her knowingly ]; BLINK implies a rapid series of such movements, usually performed involuntarily and with the eyes half-shut [to blink in the harsh sunlight ]

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