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English definition of “wink at sth”

wink at sth

phrasal verb with wink     /wɪŋk/ verb [I]
to pretend not to notice something bad that is happening because it is more convenient for youNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attentionTreating as unimportant
(Definition of wink at sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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