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wink

2 noun
     
wink2
1 [countable] a quick action of opening and closing one eye, usually as a signal to someone else:
He gave her a wink.
'You look tired,' he said with a knowing wink.
2

not get a wink of sleep/not sleep a wink

not be able to sleep at all:
I didn't get a wink of sleep last night.
forty winks

; ➔ a nod's as good as a wink

at nod2 (4)

; ➔ tip somebody the wink

at tip2 (11)

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