Definición de wink en inglés:

wink

Saltos de línea: wink
Pronunciación: /wɪŋk
 
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verbo

[no object]
  • 1Close and open one eye quickly, typically to indicate that something is a joke or a secret or as a signal of affection or greeting: he winked at Nicole as he passed
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • The smiley icon appeared momentarily, one of the eyes closing quickly as it winked.
    • Before I could signal my incredulity he winked and nodded at a diagram pinned to the wall.
    • He glanced at Dallas and winked as Calida opened the gate and walked over.
    Sinónimos
    blink, flutter, bat
    technical nictate, nictitate
  • 1.1 (wink at) Pretend not to notice (something bad or illegal): the authorities winked at their illegal trade
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • We wink at all this, and yet like to pretend that we are respectable.
    • If the individual does not speak out against untouchability, it means he is winking at its practice.
    • From time they were boys, others have fawned over them, winked at their flaws, excused their peccadilloes.
    Sinónimos
    turn a blind eye to, close/shut one's eyes to, ignore, overlook, disregard, pretend not to notice; look the other way; connive at, condone, tolerate

sustantivo

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  • An act of winking: Barney gave him a knowing wink
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • ‘Good enough to eat,’ he added with a wink and in a manner that can only be described as sarcastic.
    • Pretty rude, I think, so to clarify my intent I give a cheeky wink and nodding-back-a-pint gesture.
    • There are no winks or hidden gestures in the music.

Frases

as easy as winking

informal Very easy or easily.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Henry had always made friends as easy as winking.
  • So users should find it as easy as winking to get at the information they need, when they need it and in the form they need.
  • Staying here is a journey into a bygone era, when life moved at a gentle pace and communion with the self was as easy as winking.

in the wink of an eye (or in a wink)

Very quickly.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • She's a master of surprise, able in the wink of an eye to transport the reader from tranquil normality to stark terror.
  • The listing was withdrawn but I would have purchased it in a wink.
  • Being a Newcastle fan I know first hand Kieron's strengths and weaknesses, I know that he has bags of pace, can skin players in the wink of an eye, can create and score goals.
Sinónimos
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

not sleep (or get) a wink (or not get a wink of sleep)

Not sleep at all.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The afternoon before the game, I was so nervous that I did not get a wink of sleep - it is the first time that has happened in my whole career.
  • I watched the door all night and did not sleep a wink.
  • So restless that she could not sleep a wink and therefore had left her cozy bedroom.

Derivativos

winker

sustantivo

Origen

Old English wincian 'close the eyes', of Germanic origin; related to German winken 'to wave', also to wince1.

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