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Verb: wink  wingk
  1. Signal by winking
    "She winked at him"
     
  2. Gleam or glow intermittently
    "The lights were winking";
    - flash, blink, twinkle, winkle
     
  3. Briefly shut the eyes
    "The TV announcer never seems to wink";
    - blink, nictitate, nictate
     
  4. Force to go away by blinking
    "wink away tears";
    - blink, blink away
Noun: wink  wingk
  1. 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 wink";
    - blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, New York minute [US], jiff
     
  2. Closing one eye quickly as a signal
     
  3. A reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
    - blink, eye blink, blinking, winking, nictitation, nictation

Derived forms: winking, winks, winked

Type of: act involuntarily, act reflexively, bit, conquer, curb, facial expression, facial gesture, gesticulate, gesture, inborn reflex, inhibit, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, minute, mo, moment, motion, physiological reaction, radiate, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, second, stamp down, subdue, suppress, unconditioned reflex

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