winkle out

phrasal verb

winkled out; winkling out; winkles out
British
: to use a lot of effort to get (information) from a person
It was hard to winkle out the facts.

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“Winkle out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/winkle%20out. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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