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winked

verb
past tense of wink

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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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“Winked.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/winked. Accessed 29 Jan. 2022.

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