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Wink meaning

wink - 12 dictionary results

  1. 1. a very short time ( as the time it takes the eye blink or the heart to beat); " if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash"
  2. 2. To nod; to sleep; to nap.
  3. 3. To shut the eyes quickly; to close the eyelids with a quick motion.
  4. 4. To close and open the eyelids quickly; to nictitate; to blink.
  5. 5. To give a hint by a motion of the eyelids, often those of one eye only.
  6. 6. To be dim and flicker; as, the light winks.
  7. 7. To cause ( the eyes) to wink.
  8. 8. The act of closing, or closing and opening, the eyelids quickly; hence, the time necessary for such an act; a moment.
  9. 9. A hint given by shutting the eye with a significant cast.
  10. 10. To avoid taking notice, as if by shutting the eyes; to connive at anything; to be tolerant; - generally with at.
  11. 11. Act of winking; hint given by winking.
  12. 12. To shut and open the eyelids quickly; connive.

wink - examples of usage

  1. It was a grave and respectful wink. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. He did not sleep a wink all night. - "The Beautiful Wretch; The Pupil of Aurelius; and The Four Macnicols", William Black.
  3. From daylight to dark he has never a minute to eat his bit of fish, or to take a wink of sleep in peace. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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