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English definition of “winkle sth/sb out”

winkle sth/sb out

mainly UK phrasal verb with winkle     /ˈwɪŋ.kl̩/ verb
to get or find something or someone with difficulty: I managed to winkle the truth out of him eventually.Finding and discovering
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