winkle sth/sb out Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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winkle sth/sb out

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.
(Definition of winkle sth/sb out from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “winkle sth/sb out”
in Chinese (Simplified) 设法找到, 费力找出…
in Chinese (Traditional) 設法找到, 費力找出…
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