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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. Keep back 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: winks, winking, winked

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 [Brit], mo [Brit], moment [Brit], motion, physiological reaction, radiate, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, restrain, second [Brit], unconditioned reflex

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