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wink

verb [I] uk   /wɪŋk/ us  
C2 to close one eye for a short time as a way of greeting someone or showing friendliness, sexual interest, etc., or of showing that you are not serious about something you have said: She winked at me as he turned his back. For a moment I thought he was being serious, but then he winked at me.The eye and surrounding areaEyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyesGestures with the head or shoulders When lights wink, they keep flashing on and off quickly: Reflected in the water, the lights winked at us from the other side of the lake. The light was winking on the answering machine.Emitting and casting light
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wink

noun [C] uk   /wɪŋk/ us  
the action of winking at someone: He gave me a conspiratorial wink as they left the room.Gestures with the head or shoulders
(Definition of wink from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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