wink

wink
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. blink, nictitate, nictate, squint, twinkle; overlook, ignore, condone. See vision, forgiveness, neglect, indication.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To close one eye]
Syn. squint, blink, nictate, nictitate, flirt, make eyes at*, bat the eyes*.
2. [To twinkle]
Syn. sparkle, gleam, blink; see flash 1 .
Syn.- wink usually implies a usually deliberate movement in the quick closing and opening of one or both eyelids one or more times [ he winked at her knowingly ] ; blink implies a rapid series of such movements, usually performed involuntarily and with the eyes half-shut [ to blink in the harsh sunlight ]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
blink, bat an eyelid, nictitate.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To open and close the eyes rapidly: bat1, blink, nictate, nictitate, twinkle. See REPETITION, SEE. 2. To shine with intermittent gleams: blink, flash, flicker, glimmer, twinkle. See CONTINUE, LIGHT. 3. To emit light suddenly in rays or sparks: coruscate, flash, glance, gleam, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, spangle, sparkle, twinkle. See LIGHT. II noun 1. A brief closing of the eyes: blink, nictation, nictitation. See SEE. 2. A very brief time: crack, flash, instant, minute1, moment, second1, trice, twinkle, twinkling. Informal: jiff, jiffy. Chiefly British: tick. See BIG, TIME. 3. A sudden quick light: blink, coruscation, flash, flicker, glance, gleam, glimmer, glint, spark1, twinkle. See LIGHT.

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