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

Derived forms: winks, winked, winking

Type of: act involuntarily, act reflexively, bit, facial expression, facial gesture, gesticulate, gesture, hold back, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, keep, keep back, minute, mo, moment, motion, physiological reaction, radiate, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, restrain, second, unconditioned reflex

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