Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun wink

3 senses of wink

Sense 1
blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant, jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, wink, New York minute -- (a very short time (as the time it takes the eye to blink or the heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a flash")
       => moment, mo, minute, second, bit -- (an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit")

Sense 2
wink -- (closing one eye quickly as a signal)
       => facial expression, facial gesture -- (a gesture executed with the facial muscles)

Sense 3
blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictitation, nictation -- (a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly)
       => reflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction -- (an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb wink

4 senses of wink

Sense 1
wink -- (signal by winking; "She winked at him")
       => gesticulate, gesture, motion -- (show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave")

Sense 2
flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle -- (gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing")
       => radiate -- (cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays; "The sun is radiating")

Sense 3
blink, wink, nictitate, nictate -- (briefly shut the eyes; "The TV announcer never seems to blink")
       => act involuntarily, act reflexively -- (act in an uncontrolled manner)

Sense 4
wink, blink, blink away -- (force to go away by blinking; "blink away tears")
       => suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb -- (to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires")

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