hacer un guiño

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hacer un guiño
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to close an eye briefly)
a. to wink at
Yo sabía que mi hermano estaba bromeando porque me había hecho un guiño.I knew my brother was kidding because he'd winked at me.
b. to give a wink
Ese hombre me ha hecho un guiño. - ¿Lo conoces?That man has given me a wink. - Do you know him?
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to make an implicit reference to)
a. to make a nod
En su última película, la directora le hace un guiño al cine negro de los años sesenta y setenta con el que ella creció.In her latest film, the director makes a nod to the film noir of the the sixties and seventies she grew up on.
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