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Definition 1: a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for wink in the sense of this definition

(wink is a kind of ...) an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus

(... is a kind of wink ) repeated blinking or winking (especially if uncontrolled and persistent)

Definition 2: closing one eye quickly as a signal - [noun denoting communication]

(wink is a kind of ...) a gesture executed with the facial muscles

Definition 3: a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat) - [noun denoting time]

Samples where wink or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash

Synonyms for wink in the sense of this definition

(wink is a kind of ...) an indefinitely short time

"wait just a moment" "in a mo" "it only takes a minute" "in just a bit"

Definition 4: briefly shut the eyes - [verb of body]

Samples where wink or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The TV announcer never seems to blink

Synonyms for wink in the sense of this definition

(wink is a kind of ...) act in an uncontrolled manner

(... is a kind of wink ) wink or blink, especially repeatedly

(... is a kind of wink ) wink briefly

"bat one's eyelids"

Definition 5: keep back by blinking - [verb of body]

Samples where wink or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • blink away tears

Synonyms for wink in the sense of this definition

(wink is a kind of ...) prevent the action or expression of

"hold back your anger" "keep your cool" "she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays"

Definition 6: signal by winking - [verb of body]

Samples where wink or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She winked at him

(wink is a kind of ...) show, express or direct through movement

"He gestured his desire to leave"

Definition 7: gleam or glow intermittently - [verb of perception]

Samples where wink or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The lights were flashing

Synonyms for wink in the sense of this definition

(wink is a kind of ...) cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays

"The sun is radiating"

(... is a kind of wink ) flash intermittently

"The lights flicked on and off"

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