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winkle sth/sb out

mainly UK
phrasal verb with winkle uk   us   /ˈwɪŋ.kl̩/ verb
to get or find something or someone with difficulty: I managed to winkle the truth out of him eventually.
Translations of “winkle sth/sb out”
in Chinese (Traditional) 設法找到, 費力找出…
in Chinese (Simplified) 设法找到, 费力找出…
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