wink

verb

  • 1

    Pretend not to notice (something bad or illegal).

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  • 2

    Close and open one eye quickly, typically to indicate that something is a joke or a secret or as a signal of affection or greeting.

noun

  • 3

    An act of winking.

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Origin

Old English wincian ‘close the eyes’, of Germanic origin; related to German winken ‘to wave’, also to wince.

Pronunciation

  • wink /wɪŋk/