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win·kle 1

 (wĭng′kəl)
n. Zoology
A periwinkle.

win·kle 2

 (wĭng′kəl)
tr.v. win·kled, win·kling, win·kles Chiefly British
To pry, extract, or force from a place or position. Often used with out.

[From winkle (from the process of extracting periwinkles from their shells).]

winkle

(ˈwɪŋkəl)
n
(Animals) See periwinkle1
vb
(tr; usually foll by out, out of, etc) informal chiefly Brit to extract or prise out
[C16: shortened from periwinkle1]

win•kle

(ˈwɪŋ kəl)

n., v. -kled, -kling. Chiefly Brit. n.
1. any of various small marine gastropods, esp. a periwinkle.
v.t.
2. to pry (something) out of a place (usu. fol. by out).
[1575–85; short for periwinkle1]

winkle


Past participle: winkled
Gerund: winkling

Imperative
winkle
winkle
Present
I winkle
you winkle
he/she/it winkles
we winkle
you winkle
they winkle
Preterite
I winkled
you winkled
he/she/it winkled
we winkled
you winkled
they winkled
Present Continuous
I am winkling
you are winkling
he/she/it is winkling
we are winkling
you are winkling
they are winkling
Present Perfect
I have winkled
you have winkled
he/she/it has winkled
we have winkled
you have winkled
they have winkled
Past Continuous
I was winkling
you were winkling
he/she/it was winkling
we were winkling
you were winkling
they were winkling
Past Perfect
I had winkled
you had winkled
he/she/it had winkled
we had winkled
you had winkled
they had winkled
Future
I will winkle
you will winkle
he/she/it will winkle
we will winkle
you will winkle
they will winkle
Future Perfect
I will have winkled
you will have winkled
he/she/it will have winkled
we will have winkled
you will have winkled
they will have winkled
Future Continuous
I will be winkling
you will be winkling
he/she/it will be winkling
we will be winkling
you will be winkling
they will be winkling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been winkling
you have been winkling
he/she/it has been winkling
we have been winkling
you have been winkling
they have been winkling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been winkling
you will have been winkling
he/she/it will have been winkling
we will have been winkling
you will have been winkling
they will have been winkling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been winkling
you had been winkling
he/she/it had been winkling
we had been winkling
you had been winkling
they had been winkling
Conditional
I would winkle
you would winkle
he/she/it would winkle
we would winkle
you would winkle
they would winkle
Past Conditional
I would have winkled
you would have winkled
he/she/it would have winkled
we would have winkled
you would have winkled
they would have winkled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.winkle - small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked
winkle, periwinkle - edible marine gastropod
seafood - edible fish (broadly including freshwater fish) or shellfish or roe etc
2.winkle - edible marine gastropod
seasnail - any of several creeping marine gastropods with a spirally coiled shell: whelks; tritons; moon shells; neritids
genus Littorina, Littorina - type genus of the family Littorinidae: periwinkles
winkle, periwinkle - small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked
Verb1.winkle - emit or reflect light in a flickering mannerwinkle - emit or reflect light in a flickering manner; "Does a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?"
celestial body, heavenly body - natural objects visible in the sky
beam, shine - emit light; be bright, as of the sun or a light; "The sun shone bright that day"; "The fire beamed on their faces"
scintillate - give off; "the substance scintillated sparks and flashes"
2.winkle - gleam or glow intermittentlywinkle - 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.winkle - remove or displace from a position
get out, bring out - take out of a container or enclosed space; "Get out your best dress--we are going to a party!"

winkle

verb
winkle someone out force someone out, dislodge, extricate, smoke out, prise someone out He somehow managed to winkle Picard out of his room.
winkle something out extract, dig out, draw out, extricate, prise out, worm out They will go to any lengths to winkle out information.
Translations
حَلَزون أو قَوْقَع بَحْرييُخْرِجُ شَيئا من فُتْحَةٍ ضَيِّقَه
lirke udstrandsnegl
draga/losa út úrfjörudoppa
izdabūtizspiestizvilktjūras gliemezis
deniz salyangozuzorla koparıp almak

winkle

[ˈwɪŋkl]
A. Nbígaro m, bigarro m
B. VT to winkle a secret out of sbsacar un secreto a algn

winkle

[ˈwɪŋkəl] n (British)bigorneau m

winkle

n (Brit) → Strandschnecke f

winkle

[ˈwɪŋkl]
1. nlitorina
2. vt to winkle a secret out of sbcarpire un segreto a qn

winkle1

(ˈwiŋkl) verb
to force (something out of something) gradually and with difficulty. He winkled the shell out from the rock; He tried to winkle some information out of her.

winkle2

(ˈwiŋkl) noun
(also ˈperiwinkle (ˈperi-) ) a type of small shellfish, shaped like a small snail, eaten as food.
References in classic literature ?
Meg, as the eldest, was Samuel Pickwick, Jo, being of a literary turn, Augustus Snodgrass, Beth, because she was round and rosy, Tracy Tupman, and Amy, who was always trying to do what she couldn't, was Nathaniel Winkle.
Prim little Winkle too is here, With every hair in place, A model of propriety, Though he hates to wash his face.
Pickwick, Sir:- I address you upon the subject of sin the sinner I mean is a man named Winkle who makes trouble in his club by laughing and sometimes won't write his piece in this fine paper I hope you will pardon his badness and let him send a French fable because he can't write out of his head as he has so many lessons to do and no brains in future I will try to take time by the fetlock and prepare some work which will be all commy la fo that means all right I am in haste as it is nearly school time
Winkle rose to say with great elegance, "We don't wish any boys, they only joke and bounce about.
That spring Lena went with me to see Joseph Jefferson in `Rip Van Winkle,' and to a war play called `Shenandoah.
Better than all, except the 'Conquest of Granada', I liked the 'Legend of Sleepy Hollow' and the story of Rip Van Winkle, with their humorous and affectionate caricatures of life that was once of our own soil and air; and the 'Tales of the Alhambra', which transported me again, to the scenes of my youth beside the Xenil.
Winkle expressed exquisite delight, and looked exquisitely uncomfortable.
Winkle was perfectly marvellous, and described circles with his left leg, and cut figures of eight, and inscribed upon the ice, without once stopping for breath, a great many other pleasant and astonishing devices, to the excessive satisfaction of Mr.
Winkle, trembling violently and clutching hold of Sam's arms with the grasp of a drowning man.
The country through which the road meandered, was rich and beautiful; the weather very fine; and for many miles the Kaatskill mountains, where Rip Van Winkle and the ghostly Dutchmen played at ninepins one memorable gusty afternoon, towered in the blue distance, like stately clouds.
Poetic fame was dear to the heart of his friend Snodgrass; the fame of conquest was equally dear to his friend Tupman; and the desire of earning fame in the sports of the field, the air, and the water was uppermost in the breast of his friend Winkle.
Both the world of fashion and the Court of Chancery are things of precedent and usage: oversleeping Rip Van Winkles who have played at strange games through a deal of thundery weather; sleeping beauties whom the knight will wake one day, when all the stopped spits in the kitchen shall begin to turn prodigiously!