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Another word for wink

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Verb
  1. To open and close the eyes rapidly

  2. To shine with intermittent gleams

      1. To shine with slight, intermittent gleams, as distant lights or stars; flicker; glimmer.
      2. To be bright or sparkling, as with merriment or delight:
      3. To blink or wink the eyes.
      1. A dim or intermittent flicker or flash of light.
      2. A faint manifestation or indication; a trace:
      3. To emit a dim, intermittent light:
      1. To move waveringly; flutter:
      2. To burn or shine unsteadily or fitfully:
      3. To be displayed with fluctuating brightness:
      1. To burst forth into or as if into flame.
      2. To give off light or be lighted in sudden or intermittent bursts.
      3. To appear or occur suddenly:
      1. To close and open one or both of the eyes rapidly.
      2. To look in astonishment or disbelief, typically with the eyes blinking:
      3. To look through half-closed eyes, as in a bright glare; squint:
  3. To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks

    See also:

    light

Noun
  1. A brief closing of the eyes

    See also:

    see

  2. A very brief time

    See also:

    time

    big

  3. A sudden quick light

      1. To shine with slight, intermittent gleams, as distant lights or stars; flicker; glimmer.
      2. To be bright or sparkling, as with merriment or delight:
      3. To blink or wink the eyes.
      1. One thrown off from a burning substance.
      2. One resulting from friction.
      3. One remaining in an otherwise extinguished fire; an ember.
      1. A momentary flash of light; a sparkle:
      2. A faint or fleeting indication; a trace:
      3. To gleam or give out small flashes of light, usually by reflection:
      1. A dim or intermittent flicker or flash of light.
      2. A faint manifestation or indication; a trace:
      3. To emit a dim, intermittent light:
      1. A brief beam or flash of light:
      2. A steady but subdued shining; a glow:
      3. A brief or dim indication; a trace:
      1. To direct the eyes at or toward something briefly:
      2. To read quickly or in cursory fashion:
      3. To strike a surface at such an angle as to be deflected:
      1. To move waveringly; flutter:
      2. To burn or shine unsteadily or fitfully:
      3. To be displayed with fluctuating brightness:
      1. To burst forth into or as if into flame.
      2. To give off light or be lighted in sudden or intermittent bursts.
      3. To appear or occur suddenly:
      1. a coruscating; sparkling
      2. a flash or gleam of light
      3. a sudden brilliant display, as of wit
      1. To close and open one or both of the eyes rapidly.
      2. To look in astonishment or disbelief, typically with the eyes blinking:
      3. To look through half-closed eyes, as in a bright glare; squint:
    See also:

    light

Idioms:

    wink at

  1. To pretend not to see

Another word for wink

Verb
  1. To close one eye

  2. To twinkle

      1. To close and open one or both of the eyes rapidly.
      2. To look in astonishment or disbelief, typically with the eyes blinking:
      3. To look through half-closed eyes, as in a bright glare; squint:
      1. A brief beam or flash of light:
      2. A steady but subdued shining; a glow:
      3. A brief or dim indication; a trace:
      1. To give off sparks.
      2. To give off or reflect flashes of light; glitter:
      3. To be reflected in small flashes of light:
    See also:

    flash

Synonym Study

  • Blink implies a rapid series of such movements, usually performed involuntarily and with the eyes half-shut to blink in the harsh sunlight
  • Wink usually implies a usually deliberate movement in the quick closing and opening of one or both eyelids one or more times he winked at her knowingly