wink


wink
wink1 [ wıŋk ] verb
1. ) intransitive or 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. ) if a light winks, it flashes on and off very quickly: BLINK
`wink at phrasal verb transitive
wink at something to pretend that you have not noticed something or do not know about it, because you do not approve of it
wink
wink 2 [ wıŋk ] noun count
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.
not get a wink of sleep or not sleep a wink
to not sleep at all
quick as a wink or in the wink of an eye
very quickly
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