Tell and Wink


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Tell verb – To give an oral or written account of in some detail.
Wink and tell are semantically related. In some cases you can use "Wink" instead a verb "Tell".
Nearby Words: telling, teller
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Wink verb – To rapidly open and close one's eyes.
Tell and wink are semantically related. Sometimes you can use "Tell" instead a verb "Wink".
Nearby Words: winking, winked, winkled
Synonyms for Wink
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Common collocations

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Both words in one sentence

  • Film / Tim And Erics Billion Dollar Movie Horrible Judge of Character: Tim and Eric to Damien Weebs, who cannot tell Tim and Eric they'll earn a billion dollars running the mall without giving a sarcastic wink.
  • You can tell which side of the argument a director lies on by whether they keep or omit the wink.
  • Series / Corner Gas To try and get him back, Lacey makes fun of how Davis can't wink, and how he can't do the Vulcan Salute despite being a big sci-fi geek, but both times the townsfolk tell her she's just being overly mean.
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