wink at sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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wink at sth

phrasal verb with wink uk   us   /wɪŋk/ verb [I]
to ​pretend not to ​notice something ​bad that is ​happening because it is more ​convenient for you
(Definition of wink at sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wink at sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) (对坏事情)睁一只眼闭一只眼,装作没看见…
in Chinese (Traditional) (對壞事情)睜一隻眼閉一隻眼,裝作沒看見…
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