French translation of 'wink'
clin m d’œil
to give sb a wink faire un clin d’œil à qn
not sleep a wink (informal) ne pas fermer l’œil
1. [person] cligner de l’œil
to wink at sb faire un clin d’œil à qn
He winked at me. Il m’a fait un clin d’œil.
2. [light] clignoter
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Example Sentences Including 'wink'
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A nudge, a wink and a hint that cheap money is here to stay is about the best we're going to get.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Then he winked his eyes again.Little Lord Fauntleroy (1886)
He said hello and he gave me a little cheeky wink.The Sun (2014)
So the movements that it makes and the signals that it gives are often nodding and winking within that language system.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
Too few moments pass in the production without a knowing wink.Times, Sunday Times (2012)
He did not sleep a wink.Times, Sunday Times (2014)
Not a nod and a wink, this.The Sun (2016)
So nobody would blame them for not getting a wink last night before making their bow against Portugal.The Sun (2016)
Did one of them wink?Times, Sunday Times (2014)
I can't sleep a wink.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
In the map room we would have been moving along as an effortless winking of beaded lights.Times, Sunday Times (2016)
All she could do was wink her right eye.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
And be sure to give him that wink as you leave the room.The Sun (2007)
If you can control yourself in those areas, you can keep your pants on when a chick gives you the wink.The Sun (2010)
It's like binoculars at the wink of an eye.The Sun (2015)
People can't get a wink of sleep.The Sun (2009)
Some residents can't get a wink of sleep.The Sun (2009)
The next morning they both said they did not sleep a wink.The Sun (2015)
Was it a wink or a nod?Times, Sunday Times (2014)
We had a nod and a wink.The Sun (2012)
With a cheeky wink and a huge smile, she suggested she might be on the social networking site under an alias as well.The Sun (2012)
The entire sport is run on a nod and a wink and no one seems prepared to do anything about it.Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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'wink' in Other Languages
British English: wink /wɪŋk/ VERB
When you wink at someone, you look towards them and close one eye very briefly, usually as a signal that something is a joke or a secret.
He winked at his bride-to-be.
- American English: wink
- Arabic: يَغْمِزُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: piscar os olhos
- Chinese: 眨眼
- Croatian: namignuti
- Czech: mrkat
- Danish: blink
- Dutch: knipogen
- European Spanish: guiñar
- Finnish: iskeä silmää
- French: cligner de l’œil
- German: zwinkern
- Greek: κλείνω το μάτι
- Italian: strizzare l’occhio
- Japanese: ウインクする
- Korean: 눈을 깜박거리다
- Norwegian: blunke
- Polish: mrugnąć
- European Portuguese: piscar os olhos
- Romanian: a face cu ochiul
- Russian: подмигивать
- Spanish: guiñar
- Swedish: blinka
- Thai: ขยิบตา
- Turkish: göz kırpmak
- Ukrainian: моргати
- Vietnamese: nháy mắt
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