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 tradeturn a blind eye toclose/shut one's eyes toignoreoverlookdisregardpretend not to noticelook the other wayconnive atcondonetolerate


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

    in the wink of an eye

    informal very soon/quicklyin a secondin a minutein a momentin a tricein a flashin an instantin the twinkling of an eyein (less than) no timein no time at allbefore you know itin a very short timeNorth Americanmomentarily informalin a jiffyin two shakes (of a lamb's tail)before you can say Jack Robinsonin a secin the blink of an eyein a blinkbefore you can say knifeBritish informalin a tickin two ticksin a moNorth American informalin a snap

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    Pronunciation: wiːn
    be of the opinion; think or suppose