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wink

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a short sleep
  • I wasn't able to catch a wink during the entire flight

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2 a very small space of time
  • I turned to look away, and in a wink he was gone

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wink

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of wink (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to rapidly open and close one's eyes
  • she winked several times to get the dust and grit out of her eyes

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2 to shine with light at regular intervals
  • a lighthouse was winking in the distance

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3 to shoot forth bursts of light
  • fireflies winking in the darkness beyond our campfire

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4 to secretly sympathize with or pretend ignorance of something improper or unlawful
  • the whole sporting world seems to wink as untold sums are bet on the outcome of the Super Bowl

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The first known use of wink was before the 12th century

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“Wink.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wink. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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