HyperDic: wink

English > 7 senses of the word wink:
VERBbodywinksignal by winking
perceptionwink, flash, blink, twinkle, winklegleam or glow intermittently
bodywink, blink, nictitate, nictatebriefly shut the eyes
bodywink, blink, blink awayforce to go away by blinking
NOUNtimewink, blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, New York minutea very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat)
communicationwinkclosing one eye quickly as a signal
actwink, blink, eye blink, blinking, winking, nictitation, nictationa reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
wink > pronunciation
Soundswih'ngk
Rhymesblink ... zinc: 27 rhymes with ihngk...
English > wink: 7 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningA very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat).
Synonymsblink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, New York minute
Broadermoment, mo, minute, second, bitAn indefinitely short time
Spanishinstante, momento, parpadeo, periquete, santiamén, segundo
Catalanflash, instant, pensament, segon, tres i no res
English > wink: 7 senses > noun 2, communication
MeaningClosing one eye quickly as a signal.
Broaderfacial expression, facial gestureA gesture executed with the facial muscles
Spanishpestañeo
Verbswinkforce to go away by blinking
winksignal by winking
English > wink: 7 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningA reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly.
Synonymsblink, eye blink, blinking, winking, nictitation, nictation
Narrowerpalpebrationrepeated blinking or winking (especially if uncontrolled and persistent)
Broaderreflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reactionAn automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
Spanishguiño, parpadeo, pestañeo
Catalanparpelleig, pestanyeig, pipelleig
Verbswinkbriefly shut the eyes
English > wink: 7 senses > verb 1, body
MeaningSignal by winking.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"She winked at him"
Broadergesticulate, gesture, motionshow, express or direct through movement
Spanishguiñar
Nounswinkclosing one eye quickly as a signal
winkera person who winks / winks
English > wink: 7 senses > verb 2, perception
Meaninggleam or glow intermittently.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
Synonymsflash, blink, twinkle, winkle
Narrowerflicker, flickflash intermittently
BroaderradiateCause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays
Spanishbrillar intermitentemente, centellear, destellar, relampaguear, titilar
Catalancentellejar, llambrar, llambregar, llampegar, llampeguejar
English > wink: 7 senses > verb 3, body
Meaningbriefly shut the eyes.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymsblink, nictitate, nictate
Narrowerbat, flutterwink briefly
palpebratewink or blink, especially repeatedly
Broaderact involuntarily, act reflexivelyAct in an uncontrolled manner
Spanishguiñar, parpadear, pestañear
Catalanpestanyejar
Nounswink, winkinga reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
winkera person who winks / winks
English > wink: 7 senses > verb 4, body
MeaningForce to go away by blinking.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsblink, blink away
Broaderrestrain, keep, keep back, hold backKeep under control
Spanishpestañear
Catalanparpallejar, pestanyejar
Nounswinkclosing one eye quickly as a signal

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