wink at

phrasal verb

winked at; winking at; winks at
: to pretend not to have seen or noticed (something) : to ignore
The city cops wink at the mayor's parking violations.

Examples of wink at in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In it, the singer aggressively winks at the camera, reminiscent of a pirate. Myriam Gurba, Los Angeles Times, 15 Feb. 2024 Some on the server got into arguments over whether the developers had intended to load the game with winks at Nazi culture or not. Miles Klee, Rolling Stone, 2 Jan. 2024 Perhaps the most diabolical aspect of Trump’s postmodern authoritarian skill set is his way of winking at his darkest intentions. David Remnick, The New Yorker, 10 Dec. 2023 The second photo includes a close-up shot of Vellani, 21, winking at Larson’s camera. Charna Flam, Peoplemag, 22 Nov. 2023 The very first picture shows Palmer winking at the camera while her inky black hair cascades toward her chest. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 19 Oct. 2023 In one fun moment, Brown pops into the frame and makes a series of flirtatious winks at the camera as his embraces his boy-band heartthrob status. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 12 Nov. 2023 But now, the drag artist, whose very name appears to be a wink at the name of longtime genre mainstay Amy Grant, is setting their sights on the Grammys. Stephen Daw, Billboard, 2 Nov. 2023 Cattrall, 67, said before winking at the camera in one campaign video. Bailey Richards, Peoplemag, 16 Oct. 2023 See More

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“Wink at.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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