Synonyms of wink in English:

wink


See definition of wink

verb

1‘he winked an eye at his companion’

SYNONYMS
blink, flutter, bat
technical nictate, nictitate

2‘the diamond on her finger winked in the moonlight’

SYNONYMS
sparkle, twinkle, flash, flicker, glitter, gleam, shimmer, shine
blink
rare scintillate

noun

1‘he noticed a wink of light in the west’

SYNONYMS
glimmer, glimmering, gleam, glint, flash, flicker, twinkle, sparkle
blink

Phrases

    in the wink of an eye


    SYNONYMS
    informal

    very quickly, very soon, in a second, in a minute, in a moment, in a trice, in a flash, in an instant, in the twinkling of an eye, in no time, in less than no time, in no time at all, before you know it, in a very short time

    North American

    momentarily

    informal

    in a jiffy, in two shakes, in two shakes of a lamb's tail, before you can say Jack Robinson, in a sec, in the blink of an eye, in a blink, before you can say knife

    British informal

    in a tick, in two ticks, in a mo

    North American informal

    in a snap

    wink at

    ‘the authorities winked at their illegal trade’


    SYNONYMS

    turn a blind eye to, close one's eyes to, shut one's eyes to, ignore, overlook, disregard, pretend not to notice

    look the other way

    connive at, condone, tolerate