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wink

 (wĭngk)
v. winked, wink·ing, winks
v.intr.
1. To close and open the eyelid of one eye deliberately, as to convey a message, signal, or suggestion.
2. To close and open the eyelids of both eyes; blink.
3. To shine fitfully; twinkle: Harbor lights were winking in the distance.
v.tr.
1. To close and open (an eye or the eyes) rapidly.
2. To signal or express by winking: winked his agreement.
n.
1.
a. The act of winking.
b. A signal or hint conveyed by winking.
2. The very brief time required for a wink; an instant.
3. A quick closing and opening of the eyelids; a blink.
4. A gleam or twinkle.
5. Informal A brief period of sleep.
Phrasal Verbs:
wink at
To pretend not to see: winked at corruption in the ministry.
wink out
To come to a close; end.

[Middle English winken, to close one's eyes, from Old English wincian.]

wink

(wɪŋk)
vb
1. (Physiology) (intr) to close and open one eye quickly, deliberately, or in an exaggerated fashion to convey friendliness, etc
2. (Physiology) to close and open (an eye or the eyes) momentarily
3. (Physiology) (tr; foll by away, back, etc) to force away (tears, etc) by winking
4. (tr) to signal with a wink
5. (General Physics) (intr) (of a light) to gleam or flash intermittently
n
6. a winking movement, esp one conveying a signal, etc, or such a signal
7. (General Physics) an interrupted flashing of light
8. a brief moment of time; instant
9. informal the smallest amount, esp of sleep. See also forty winks
10. tip the wink informal Brit to give a hint
[Old English wincian; related to Old Saxon wincon, Old High German winchan, German winken to wave. See wench, winch]

wink

(wɪŋk)
n
(Games, other than specified) a disc used in the game of tiddlywinks
[C20: shortened from tiddlywinks]

wink

(wɪŋk)

v.i.
1. to close and open one or both eyes quickly.
2. to close and open one eye quickly as a hint or signal or with some sly or humorous intent.
3. (of the eyes) to close and open quickly; blink.
4. to shine with little flashes of light; twinkle: city lights winking in the distance.
v.t.
5. to close and open (one or both eyes) quickly.
6. to drive or force by winking (usu. fol. by back or away): to wink back tears.
7. to signal or convey by a wink: to wink hello.
8. wink at, to ignore (misdeeds or wrongdoing) deliberately.
n.
9. an act of winking.
10. a winking movement, esp. of one eye.
11. a hint or signal given by winking.
12. the time taken by one wink; an instant; a twinkling.
13. a little flash of light; twinkle.
14. the least bit: I didn't sleep a wink last night.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English wincian, c. Old Saxon winkan, Old High German winchan to wave, signal]
wink′ing•ly, adv.

wink


Past participle: winked
Gerund: winking

Imperative
wink
wink
Present
I wink
you wink
he/she/it winks
we wink
you wink
they wink
Preterite
I winked
you winked
he/she/it winked
we winked
you winked
they winked
Present Continuous
I am winking
you are winking
he/she/it is winking
we are winking
you are winking
they are winking
Present Perfect
I have winked
you have winked
he/she/it has winked
we have winked
you have winked
they have winked
Past Continuous
I was winking
you were winking
he/she/it was winking
we were winking
you were winking
they were winking
Past Perfect
I had winked
you had winked
he/she/it had winked
we had winked
you had winked
they had winked
Future
I will wink
you will wink
he/she/it will wink
we will wink
you will wink
they will wink
Future Perfect
I will have winked
you will have winked
he/she/it will have winked
we will have winked
you will have winked
they will have winked
Future Continuous
I will be winking
you will be winking
he/she/it will be winking
we will be winking
you will be winking
they will be winking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been winking
you have been winking
he/she/it has been winking
we have been winking
you have been winking
they have been winking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been winking
you will have been winking
he/she/it will have been winking
we will have been winking
you will have been winking
they will have been winking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been winking
you had been winking
he/she/it had been winking
we had been winking
you had been winking
they had been winking
Conditional
I would wink
you would wink
he/she/it would wink
we would wink
you would wink
they would wink
Past Conditional
I would have winked
you would have winked
he/she/it would have winked
we would have winked
you would have winked
they would have winked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wink - a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)wink - a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
mo, moment, second, minute, bit - an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
2.wink - closing one eye quickly as a signal
facial expression, facial gesture - a gesture executed with the facial muscles
3.wink - a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidlywink - a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
palpebration - repeated blinking or winking (especially if uncontrolled and persistent)
Verb1.wink - signal by winking; "She winked at him"
gesticulate, gesture, motion - show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave"
2.wink - gleam or glow intermittentlywink - gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
flick, flicker - flash intermittently; "The lights flicked on and off"
radiate - cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays; "The sun is radiating"
3.wink - briefly shut the eyeswink - briefly shut the eyes; "The TV announcer never seems to blink"
palpebrate - wink or blink, especially repeatedly
bat, flutter - wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids"
act involuntarily, act reflexively - act in an uncontrolled manner
4.wink - force to go away by blinkingwink - force to go away by blinking; "blink away tears"
conquer, inhibit, stamp down, suppress, subdue, curb - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"

wink

verb
1. blink, bat, flutter, nictate, nictitate Brian winked an eye at me, giving me his seal of approval.
2. twinkle, flash, shine, sparkle, gleam, shimmer, glimmer From the hotel window, they could see lights winking on the bay.
noun
1. blink, flutter, nictation, nictitation Diana gave me a reassuring wink.
2. twinkle, flash, sparkle, gleam, blink, glimmering, glimmer In the distance, he noticed the wink of a red light.
in the wink of an eye (Informal) quickly, in a moment, in a second, in a flash, in an instant, in a split second, in the blink of an eye (informal), in a jiffy (informal), in a twinkling, in two shakes of a lambs tail (informal) It was all over in the wink of an eye.
wink at something condone, allow, ignore, overlook, tolerate, put up with (informal), disregard, turn a blind eye to, blink at, connive at, pretend not to notice, shut your eyes to Corrupt police have been known to wink at crimes in return for bribes.

wink

verb
1. To open and close the eyes rapidly:
2. To shine with intermittent gleams:
3. To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks:
phrasal verb
wink atnoun
1. A brief closing of the eyes:
2. A very brief time:
Informal: jiff, jiffy.
Chiefly British: tick.
3. A sudden quick light:
Translations
غَمْضَهيَتلألأ، يومِضيَغْمِزُيَغْمِز بِعَيْنِه
mrkat
blinkblinke
iskeä silmää
namignuti
kacsintkacsintás
blika, leiftrablikkblikkadepl, blikkdepla augunum
ウインクする
눈을 깜박거리다
mirkčiojimasmirktelėjimasmirktelėtisnūstelėjimas
mirgotmirkšķināšanamirkšķinātpamirkšķināšanapamirkšķināt
mežikpomežikniti
blinka
ขยิบตา
göz kırpmaksinyal vermekyakıp söndürmekgöz kırpma
nháy mắt

wink

[wɪŋk]
A. N
1. (= blink) → pestañeo m; (meaningful) → guiño m
to give sb a winkguiñar el ojo a algn
he said with a winkdijo guiñando el ojo
to have 40 winksecharse una siesta or cabezada
to tip sb the winkavisar a algn secretamente
2. (= instant) I didn't sleep a wink; I didn't get a wink of sleepno pegué ojo
B. VI
1. (meaningfully) → guiñar el ojo
to wink at sbguiñar el ojo a algn
to wink at sth (fig) → hacer la vista gorda a algo
2. [light, star] → centellear, parpadear
C. VT [+ eye] → guiñar

wink

[ˈwɪŋk]
nclin m d'œil
to give sb a wink → faire un clin d'œil à qn
not sleep a wink → ne pas fermer l'œil
vi
[person] → cligner de l'œil
to wink at sb → faire un clin d'œil à qn
He winked at me → Il m'a fait un clin d'œil.
[light] → clignoter

wink

n
(with eye) → Zwinkern nt, → Blinzeln nt; to give somebody a winkjdm zuzwinkern or zublinzeln; to tip somebody the wink (Brit inf) → jdm einen Wink geben ? nod
(= instant) I didn’t get a wink of sleep, I didn’t sleep a wink (inf)ich habe kein Auge zugetan
vt eyeblinzeln, zwinkern mit (+dat)
vi (meaningfully) → zwinkern, blinzeln; (light, star etc)blinken, funkeln; to wink at somebodyjdm zuzwinkern or zublinzeln; to wink at something (inf)etw geflissentlich übersehen, bei etw einfach wegsehen or -schauen; it’s as easy as winking (dated inf)das ist ein Kinderspiel; winking lights (Aut) → Blinklichter pl, → Blinker pl

wink

[wɪŋk]
1. n (blink) → strizzata d'occhi; (meaningful) → occhiolino, strizzatina d'occhi
to give sb a wink → ammiccare or fare l'occhiolino a qn
in a wink → in un batter d'occhio
I didn't sleep a wink → non ho chiuso occhio
2. vi (meaningfully) to wink (at sb)fare l'occhiolino (a qn), ammiccare (a qn); (blink) → strizzare gli occhi; (light, star) → baluginare

wink

(wiŋk) verb
1. to shut and open an eye quickly in friendly greeting, or to show that something is a secret etc. He winks at all the girls who pass; Her father winked at her and said: `Don't tell your mother about the present I bought her.'
2. (of eg lights) to flicker and twinkle.
noun
an act of winking. `Don't tell anyone I'm here', he said with a wink.
forty winks
a short sleep; a nap. Father often has forty winks in his armchair after lunch.

wink

يَغْمِزُ mrkat blink zwinkern κλείνω το μάτι guiñar iskeä silmää cligner de l’œil namignuti strizzare l’occhio ウインクする 눈을 깜박거리다 knipogen blunke mrugnąć piscar os olhos подмигивать blinka ขยิบตา göz kırpmak nháy mắt 眨眼

wink

n. pestañeo;
v. pestañear.
References in classic literature ?
If you see me doing anything wrong, just remind me by a wink, will you?
I'll help you go over your papers, Professor," he added, and with a wink and a motion of his hand, he enjoined silence on his friend.
I remember what a kindly wink the knobs of our big, old bureau used to have, and there was one chair that always seemed like a strong friend.
While she curiously examined its hereditary marks,--the peculiar speckle of its plumage, the funny tuft on its head, and a knob on each of its legs,--the little biped, as she insisted, kept giving her a sagacious wink.
Old Governor Bellingham would come grimly forth, with his King James' ruff fastened askew, and Mistress Hibbins, with some twigs of the forest clinging to her skirts, and looking sourer than ever, as having hardly got a wink of sleep after her night ride; and good Father Wilson too, after spending half the night at a death-bed, and liking ill to be disturbed, thus early, out of his dreams about the glorified saints.
An old, old sight, and yet somehow so young; aye, and not changed a wink since I first saw it, a boy, from the sand-hills of Nantucket
take my cab, my horse will get you there all right;" and as he shut them in, with a wink toward Jerry, said, "It's against his conscience to go beyond a jog-trot.
Why, I shouldn't sleep a wink for a week, if I had a batch of pies like dem ar.
By this time the storm had about reached us; the gusts of wind were flaring the torches and making the shadows swash about, the first heavy drops of rain were falling, the world abroad was black as pitch, the lightning began to wink fitfully.
If you stir - if you so much as wink - for four whole minutes, I'll bite you
He cocked his head to one side, shut one eye and put the other one to the hole, like a possum looking down a jug; then he glanced up with his bright eyes, gave a wink or two with his wings--which signifies gratification, you understand--and says, 'It looks like a hole, it's located like a hole--blamed if I don't believe it IS a hole
Once or twice of a night we would see a steamboat slipping along in the dark, and now and then she would belch a whole world of sparks up out of her chimbleys, and they would rain down in the river and look awful pretty; then she would turn a corner and her lights would wink out and her powwow shut off and leave the river still again; and by and by her waves would get to us, a long time after she was gone, and joggle the raft a bit, and after that you wouldn't hear nothing for you couldn't tell how long, except maybe frogs or something.