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winkle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Animals
winklewin‧kle1 /ˈwɪŋkəl/ noun [countable] British English  HBAa small sea animal that lives in a shell and is eaten as food
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winkleSam is played by Zoe Eeles-so called because she has blokes reaching for their cockles and winkles.Smaller than a snail's winkle.
winklewinkle2 verb   winkle somebody/something ↔ out→ See Verb table
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Verb table
winkle (BrE)
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywinkle (BrE)
he, she, itwinkles (BrE)
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywinkled (BrE)
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave winkled
he, she, ithas winkled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad winkled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill winkle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have winkled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam winkling
he, she, itis winkling
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you, we, theyare winkling
Past
I, he, she, itwas winkling
you, we, theywere winkling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been winkling
he, she, ithas been winkling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been winkling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be winkling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been winkling
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