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  • quick as a wink — in the wink of an eye phrase very quickly Quick as a wink, she jumped up and opened the door. Thesaurus: quicklysynonym Main entry: wink …   Useful english dictionary

  • quick as a wink — or in the wink of an eye very quickly Quick as a wink, she jumped up and opened the door …   English dictionary

  • as quick as a wink — if you do something as quick as a flash, you do it very quickly. Quick as a flash, he snatched the book and ran out of the room …   New idioms dictionary

  • As quick as a wink — very quick …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • as quick as a wink — Australian Slang very quick …   English dialects glossary

  • wink — 1 verb 1 (I, T) to close and open one eye quickly, usually to communicate amusement or a secret message (+ at): Joel winked at me, and I realized he was joking. 2 (I) to shine with a light that flashes on and off: the winking lights of buoys out… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wink — wink1 [ wıŋk ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive to quickly close and open one eye as a sign to someone, for example a sign that what you have just said is a joke or a secret: wink at: Marcus winked at me knowingly. 2. ) if a light winks, it… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wink — I UK [wɪŋk] / US verb Word forms wink : present tense I/you/we/they wink he/she/it winks present participle winking past tense winked past participle winked 1) [intransitive/transitive] to quickly close and open one eye as a sign to someone, for… …   English dictionary

  • wink — I. verb Etymology: Middle English, from Old English wincian; akin to Old High German winchan to stagger, wink and perhaps to Latin vacillare to sway, Sanskrit vañcati he goes crookedly Date: before 12th century intransitive verb 1. to shut one… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Wink — Wink, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Winked}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Winking}.] [OE. winken, AS. wincian; akin to D. wenken, G. winken to wink, nod, beckon, OHG. winchan, Sw. vinka, Dan. vinke, AS. wancol wavering, OHG. wanchal wavering, wanch?n to waver, G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wink — [wiŋk] vi. [ME winken < OE wincian, akin to Ger winken: see WINCH] 1. to close the eyelids and open them again quickly 2. a) to close one eyelid and open it again quickly, as a signal, etc. b) to be closed and opened in this way: said of the… …   English World dictionary