Synonyms of wink in English:


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See Spanish definition of guiño


1‘he winked an eye at his companion’

blink, flutter, bat
technical nictate, nictitate

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

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


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

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


    wink at

    ‘the authorities winked at their illegal trade’

    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
    in the wink of an eye

    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