winkle out

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Verb1.winkle out - force from a place or position; "The committee winkled out the unqualified candidates"
remove - remove from a position or an office
2.winkle out - 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!"
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vt sep (Brit inf) to winkle something/somebody outetw herausklauben or (behind sth) → hervorklauben (inf)/jdn loseisen (inf); to winkle something out of somebodyetw aus jdm herauskriegen (inf)
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Coral eased Rip Van Winkle out to 7-4 from 6-4 and make Zenyatta 3-1 from 7-2 following Tuesday afternoon's draw ceremony.