winkle out

phrasal verb
winkled out; winkling out; winkles out

Definition of winkle 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 30 May. 2020.

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