wink


wink
I UK [wɪŋk] / US verb
Word forms "wink":
present tense I/you/we/they wink he/she/it winks present participle winking past tense winked past participle winked
1) [intransitive/transitive] to quickly close and open one eye as a sign to someone, for example a sign that what you have just said is a joke or a secret
wink at:

Marcus winked at me knowingly.

2) [intransitive] if a light winks, it flashes on and off very quickly
Phrasal verbs:
II UK [wɪŋk] / US noun [countable]
Word forms "wink":
singular wink plural winks
the action of quickly closing and opening one eye as a sign to someone

"I never ask," he said with a wink.

give someone a wink:

Nancy gave me a big wink as I came in.

See:
forty winks, tip II

English dictionary. 2014.

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