Synonyms of wink in English:



  • 1 he winked an eye at his companion
    blink, flutter, bat
    technical nictate, nictitate
  • 2 the diamond on her finger winked in the moonlight
  • Phrases

    wink at

    the authorities winked at their illegal trade
    turn a blind eye to, close/shut one's eyes to, ignore, overlook, disregard, pretend not to notice;
    connive at, condone, tolerate


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  • he noticed a wink of light in the west
  • Phrases

    in the wink of an eye

    very soon/quickly, in a second, in a minute, in a moment, in a trice, in a flash, in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, in (less than) no time, in no time at all, before you know it, in a very short time;
    North American momentarily
    informal in a jiffy, in two shakes (of a lamb's tail), before you can say Jack Robinson, in a sec, in the blink of an eye, in a blink, before you can say knife
    British informal in a tick, in two ticks, in a mo
    North American informal in a snap

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