Meaning of “wink” in the English Dictionary

"wink" in British English

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winkverb [ I ]

uk /wɪŋk/ us /wɪŋk/

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:

Laura winked at me as Stephen turned his back.
For a second I thought he was being serious, but then he winked at me.

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.

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winknoun [ C ]

uk /wɪŋk/ us /wɪŋk/

(Definition of “wink” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wink" in American English

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winkverb [ I ]

us /wɪŋk/

to close one eye briefly as a way of greeting someone or of showing that you are not serious about something you have said:

He winked when he said it.
wink
noun [ C ] us /wɪŋk/

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(Definition of “wink” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)