wink /ˈwɪŋk/ 不及物動詞
Wink v. i. [imp. & p. p. Winked p. pr. & vb. n. Winking.]
1. To nod; to sleep; to nap. [Obs.] “Although I wake or wink.”
2. To shut the eyes quickly; to close the eyelids with a quick motion.
He must wink, so loud he would cry. --Chaucer.
And I will wink, so shall the day seem night. --Shak.
They are not blind, but they wink. --Tillotson.
3. To close and open the eyelids quickly; to nictitate; to blink.
A baby of some three months old, who winked, and turned aside its little face from the too vivid light of day. --Hawthorne.
4. To give a hint by a motion of the eyelids, often those of one eye only.
Wink at the footman to leave him without a plate. --Swift.
5. To avoid taking notice, as if by shutting the eyes; to connive at anything; to be tolerant; -- generally with at.
The times of this ignorance God winked at. --Acts xvii. 30.
And yet, as though he knew it not,
His knowledge winks, and lets his humors reign. --Herbert.
Obstinacy can not be winked at, but must be subdued. --Locke.
6. To be dim and flicker; as, the light winks.
Winking monkey Zool., the white-nosed monkey (Cersopithecus nictitans).
Wink, v. t. To cause (the eyes) to wink.[Colloq.]
1. The act of closing, or closing and opening, the eyelids quickly; hence, the time necessary for such an act; a moment.
I have not slept one wink. --Shak.
I could eclipse and cloud them with a wink. --Donne.
2. A hint given by shutting the eye with a significant cast.
The stockjobber thus from Change Alley goes down,
And tips you, the freeman, a wink. --Swift.
n 1: a very short time (as the time it takes the eye blink or the
heart to beat); "if I had the chance I'd do it in a
flash" [syn: blink of an eye, flash, heartbeat, instant,
jiffy, split second, trice, twinkling, New
2: closing one eye quickly as a signal
3: a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly [syn: blink,
eye blink, blinking, winking, nictitation, nictation]
v 1: signal by winking; "She winked at him"
2: gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
[syn: flash, blink, twinkle, winkle]
3: briefly shut the eyes; "The TV announcer never seems to
blink" [syn: blink, nictitate, nictate]
4: force to go away by blinking; "blink away tears" [syn: blink,