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(Intransitive) To look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight, or as a threatening expression.
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  1. (Intransitive) To look with the eyes partly closed, as in bright sunlight, or as a threatening expression.
  2. To keep (the eyes) partly closed in peering at something
  3. (Intransitive) To look with, or have eyes that are turned in different directions; to suffer from strabismus.
To refuse to recognize or face:
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  1. To refuse to recognize or face:
  2. To look in astonishment or disbelief, typically with the eyes blinking:
  3. To get rid of (tears, eye drops, etc.) by blinking
To wink.
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  1. To wink.
  2. To wink or blink rapidly, as birds and other animals with a nictitating membrane
  3. To wink or blink
To move jerkily back and forth
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  1. To move jerkily back and forth
  2. To act as if one is sexually attracted to another person, usually in a playful manner.
  3. To behave as though romantically or sexually attracted to someone, often, specif., without serious intentions or emotional commitment
To flirt with (someone) by making obvious glances.
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  1. To flirt with (someone) by making obvious glances.
(Intransitive) To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce; as, sparkling wine.
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  1. (Intransitive) To emit little bubbles, as certain kinds of liquors; to effervesce; as, sparkling wine.
  2. To give off or reflect flashes of light; glitter:
  3. (Intransitive) To emit sparks; to throw off ignited or incandescent particles; to shine as if throwing off sparks; to emit flashes of light; to scintillate; to twinkle; as, the blazing wood sparkles; the stars sparkle.
To be reflected as a gleam:
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  1. To be reflected as a gleam:
  2. To emit a gleam; flash or glow:
  3. To shine or reflect with a gleam or gleams
To look in astonishment or disbelief, typically with the eyes blinking:
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  1. To look in astonishment or disbelief, typically with the eyes blinking:
  2. To flash on and off; twinkle or glimmer
  3. To look with eyes half-shut and winking, as in dazzling light
(Informal) To wink; blink; flutter
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  1. (Informal) To wink; blink; flutter
  2. To strike with or as with a bat
  3. To wink or flutter:
To look with eyes half-shut and winking, as in dazzling light
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  1. To look with eyes half-shut and winking, as in dazzling light
  2. To refuse to recognize or face:
  3. To flash on and off; twinkle or glimmer
To wink or blink rapidly, as birds and other animals with a nictitating membrane
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  1. To wink or blink rapidly, as birds and other animals with a nictitating membrane
  2. To wink.
  3. To wink or blink
(Chiefly of eyes) to be bright with delight
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  1. (Chiefly of eyes) to be bright with delight
  2. To bat, blink or wink the eyes
  3. (Archaic) To wink or blink
To look with eyes half-shut and winking, as in dazzling light
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  1. To look with eyes half-shut and winking, as in dazzling light
  2. To give off light with intermittent gleams; flash on and off:
  3. To flash on and off; twinkle or glimmer
To send out or reflect a sudden, brief blaze or light, esp. at intervals
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  1. To send out or reflect a sudden, brief blaze or light, esp. at intervals
  2. A trademark for a file format for graphics, audio, and video data, commonly used for transmitting animation over the Internet.
  3. To appear or occur suddenly:
To be displayed with fluctuating brightness:
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  1. To be displayed with fluctuating brightness:
  2. To appear briefly:
  3. To move with a quick, light, wavering motion
To give a faint, flickering light
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  1. To give a faint, flickering light
  2. To be reflected in dim, intermittent flashes:
  3. (Intransitive) To shine with a faint unsteady light.
(Archaic) To wink or blink
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  1. (Archaic) To wink or blink
  2. (Of a source of light) to shine with a flickering light; to glimmer
  3. To shine with quick, intermittent flashes of light, as some stars; sparkle
To exhibit sparkling virtuosity:
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  1. To exhibit sparkling virtuosity:
  2. To give forth flashes of light; sparkle and glitter:
To send out or reflect a sudden, brief blaze or light, esp. at intervals
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  1. To send out or reflect a sudden, brief blaze or light, esp. at intervals
  2. (Slang) To think of or remember something suddenly:
  3. To appear or occur suddenly:
To look suddenly and briefly; take a quick look
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  1. To look suddenly and briefly; take a quick look
  2. To direct the eyes at or toward something briefly:
  3. To flash or gleam
To appear or be revealed briefly or suddenly
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  1. To appear or be revealed briefly or suddenly
  2. To shine or reflect with a gleam or gleams
  3. To emit a gleam; flash or glow:
To appear faintly or indistinctly:
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  1. To appear faintly or indistinctly:
  2. To give a faint, flickering light
  3. (Intransitive) To shine with a faint unsteady light.
(Archaic) To move quickly, esp. glancingly
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  1. (Archaic) To move quickly, esp. glancingly
  2. To gleam or give out small flashes of light, usually by reflection:
  3. To shine or reflect with intermittent flashes of light; gleam, flash, or glitter
To be reflected with a sparkling luster:
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  1. To be reflected with a sparkling luster:
  2. To shine by reflection with a sparkling luster:
  3. (Intransitive) to reflect light with a glittering luster; to sparkle, coruscate, glint or flash
To sparkle brilliantly; glisten:
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  1. To sparkle brilliantly; glisten:
  2. To shine with a sparkling light; be bright; glisten; sparkle
  3. To sparkle with light; to shine with a brilliant and broken light or showy luster; to gleam.
To give off sparks; flash; sparkle
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  1. To give off sparks; flash; sparkle
  2. To send forth light in flashes; sparkle.
  3. To sparkle intellectually; be brilliant and witty
To be reflected as a subdued, flickering light:
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  1. To be reflected as a subdued, flickering light:
  2. To shine with a subdued flickering light:
  3. (Intransitive) To shine with a veiled, tremulous, or intermittent light; to gleam faintly; to glisten; to glimmer.
To cover or decorate with spangles or other bright objects
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  1. To cover or decorate with spangles or other bright objects
  2. To glitter with or as with spangles
  3. (Intransitive) To sparkle, flash or coruscate.
To give off or reflect flashes of light; glitter:
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  1. To give off or reflect flashes of light; glitter:
  2. (Intransitive) To emit sparks; to throw off ignited or incandescent particles; to shine as if throwing off sparks; to emit flashes of light; to scintillate; to twinkle; as, the blazing wood sparkles; the stars sparkle.
  3. (Intransitive) To manifest itself by, or as if by, emitting sparks; to glisten; to flash.
(Of a source of light) to shine with a flickering light; to glimmer
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  1. (Of a source of light) to shine with a flickering light; to glimmer
  2. (Chiefly of eyes) to be bright with delight
  3. To shine with quick, intermittent flashes of light, as some stars; sparkle
An instant:
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  1. An instant:
  2. A blinking of the eyes
  3. The act or an instance of rapidly closing and opening the eyes or an eye.
An act or instance of winking or blinking; a wink, a blink
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A partial split or break; a fissure.
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  1. A partial split or break; a fissure.
  2. (Slang) Hard, pebblelike pieces of highly purified cocaine prepared for smoking: a highly potent and addictive form of cocaine
  3. A moment; an instant:
A split second; an instant:
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  1. A split second; an instant:
  2. A sudden, brief display of thought, understanding, feeling, etc.
  3. A brief time; moment
The current month:
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  1. The current month:
  2. A particular moment
  3. A point or very short space of time; moment
160 of an hour; sixty seconds
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  1. 160 of an hour; sixty seconds
  2. A unit of angular measurement equal to one sixtieth of a degree, or 60 seconds.
  3. A unit of time equal to1 /60 of an hour or 60 seconds. &diamf3; A sidereal minute is1 /60 of a sidereal hour, and a mean solar minute is1 /60 of a mean solar hour.
An occasion affording an opportunity:
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  1. An occasion affording an opportunity:
  2. (Statistics) The expected value of a positive integer power of a random variable. The first moment of a random variable is the mean of its probability distribution.
  3. A definite point in time or in a series of events
(Informal) A second serving of food.
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  1. (Informal) A second serving of food.
  2. A unit of time equal to1 /60 of a minute. &diamf3; A sidereal second is1 /60 of a sidereal minute, and a mean solar second is1 /60 of a mean solar minute.
  3. (Baseball) Second base.
A very short time; an instant; a moment; - now used only in the phrase in a trice.
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  1. A very short time; an instant; a moment; - now used only in the phrase in a trice.
  2. A very short time; instant; moment
A sparkle of delight in the eyes.
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  1. A sparkle of delight in the eyes.
  2. A brief interval; a twinkling.
  3. The very brief time it takes to wink; twinkling
The act of blinking.
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  1. The act of blinking.
  2. The action of a thing that twinkles
  3. The very brief time it takes to wink; instant
A jiffy.
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  1. A jiffy.
  2. (Informal) A jiffy; a moment; a short time.
(Electronics) The time between alternating current power cycles (1/60 or 1/50 of a second)
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  1. (Electronics) The time between alternating current power cycles (1/60 or 1/50 of a second)
A light, sharp, clicking sound made repeatedly by a machine, such as a clock.
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  1. A light, sharp, clicking sound made repeatedly by a machine, such as a clock.
  2. Any of numerous small, parasitic arachnids of the suborder Ixodida that feed on the blood of animals. Like their close relatives the mites and unlike spiders, ticks have no division between cephalothorax and abdomen. Ticks differ from mites by being generally larger and having a sensory pit at the end of their first pair of legs. Many ticks transmit febrile diseases, such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever and Lyme disease.
  3. (Brit., Informal) Moment; instant
(Scots) A quick look or glimpse; a glance.
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  1. (Scots) A quick look or glimpse; a glance.
  2. A brief flash of light; twinkle or glimmer
  3. The act or an instance of rapidly closing and opening the eyes or an eye.
A coruscating; sparkling
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  1. A coruscating; sparkling
  2. A sudden brilliant display, as of wit
  3. A flash or gleam of light
A brief time; moment
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  1. A brief time; moment
  2. A sudden perception:
  3. Instantaneous illumination for photography:
An act or instance of flickering
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  1. An act or instance of flickering
  2. A dart of flame or light, as in a flickering fire
  3. A look or feeling that comes and goes quickly
A quick flash of light; a gleam.
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  1. A quick flash of light; a gleam.
  2. A brief or cursory look:
  3. A flash or gleam
A brief, faint manifestation or trace, as of hope, understanding, etc.
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  1. A brief, faint manifestation or trace, as of hope, understanding, etc.
  2. A brief or dim indication; a trace:
  3. A brief beam or flash of light:
A faint manifestation or dim perception
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  1. A faint manifestation or dim perception
  2. A faint light; a dim glow.
  3. A dim or intermittent flicker or flash of light.
A faint or fleeting indication; a trace:
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  1. A faint or fleeting indication; a trace:
  2. A momentary flash of light; a sparkle:
  3. A gleam, flash, or glitter
Any flash or sparkle of light like this
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  1. Any flash or sparkle of light like this
  2. A glowing bit of matter, esp. one thrown off by a fire
  3. A flash of light, especially a flash produced by electric discharge.
A quick flash of amusement, etc. in the eye
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  1. A quick flash of amusement, etc. in the eye
  2. A sparkle of delight in the eyes.
  3. A quick, intermittent flash of light; sparkle

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
Find another word for wink. In this page you can discover 69 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for wink, like: nictate, squint, blink, nictitate, flirt, make-eyes-at, bat the eyes, sparkle, gleam, blink and flash.