English version

winkle somebody/something ↔ out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwinkle somebody/something ↔ out phrasal verb British English1 LEAVE A JOB OR ORGANIZATIONLEAVE A PLACEto make someone leave a place Government critics were winkled out of their positions of influence.2 FIND OUTto get information from someone who does not want to give it to you Candy was very good at winkling out secrets. winkle→ 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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