give (someone) a wink

Definition of give (someone) a wink

:to wink at (someone)
  • He told her that he was working late, then gave me a wink.

Word by Word Definitions

give play
  1. : to make a present of

  2. : to grant or bestow by formal action

  3. : to accord or yield to another

  1. : capacity or tendency to yield to force or strain : flexibility

  2. : the ability of a material to bend or stretch

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

wink play
  1. : to shut one eye briefly as a signal or in teasing

  2. : to close and open the eyelids quickly

  3. : to avoid seeing or noting something

  1. : a brief period of sleep : nap

  2. : a hint or sign given by winking

  3. : an act of winking


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