winking :

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  • n  a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
  • v  signal by winking
  • v  gleam or glow intermittently
  • v  briefly shut the eyes
  • v  force to go away by blinking
  • s  closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly

  • But more than that, in 2008 Fey made smart sexy and nerdy cool, and she proved that comedy can still have serious political clout: her winking impression of Governor Sarah Palin .
  • Why would we bother with this elaborate exercise in fan dances and flirtations, winking and signaling, joy and sorrow? "We have only a very limited understanding of what romance is .
  • PBS is winking pop that doesn't skimp on the hook (borrowed from Del Shannon's Runaway) or the emotion.

  • Muriel Porter in Forbes
    The serious issues are very important (and we) must deal with them properly, but we're getting to the point where people for, almost for winking at somebody, could end up being on a register,said Muriel Porter, a lay member of the Anglican synod.
  • Gene Taylor in Kansas City Star
    By "winking at its competitors," Taylor predicted that State Farm would resume writing policies in a few months at much higher rates.

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