wink

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wink(
wihngk
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (gesture with the eye)
a. el guiño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
With a wink and a smile, Santa Claus disappeared again up the chimney.Con un guiño y una sonrisa, Papá Noel volvió a desaparecer chimenea arriba.
2. (sleep)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
I'm exhausted. I'm going to go get forty winks before the party.Estoy reventado. Voy a echarme una siestecita antes de la fiesta.
She was so nervous about the test that she didn't sleep a wink.Estaba tan nerviosa por el examen que no pegó ojo.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to gesture with the eye)
a. guiñar el ojo
I think that woman winked at me.Creo que esa mujer me guiñó el ojo.
b. hacer un guiño
The bartender winked at her and said, "This one's on the house."El barman le hizo un guiño y dijo "A esta invita la casa".
4. (to flash)
a. parpadear
I could see the lights of the city winking in the distance.Veía las las luces de la ciudad parpadeando a lo lejos.
b. titilar
The boat rocked while we watched the windows of the houses winking from shore.El barco se mecía mientras mirábamos las ventanas de las casas que titilaban en la orilla.
5. (to ignore)
a. mirar hacia el otro lado
The government winks at tax evasion.El gobierno mira hacia el otro lado en lo que concierne al fraude fiscal.
b. hacer la vista gorda
We're not supposed to smoke here, but security winks at it.Se supone que aquí no podemos fumar, pero seguridad hace la vista gorda.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6. (to gesture with the eye)
a. guiñar
The magician winked his eye and disappeared.El mago guiñó el ojo y desapareció.
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wink
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el guiño
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
to give somebody a winkguiñarle un ojo a alguien
to tip somebody the winkponer sobre aviso a alguien
2. (colloquial)
a.
I didn't sleep a winkno pegué ojo
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (general)
a. guiñar, hacer un guiño
4. (star, light)
a. titilar
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wink [wɪŋk]
noun
1 (blink) pestañeo (m); (meaningful) guiño (m)
to give sb a wink guiñar el ojo a algn; he said with a wink dijo guiñando el ojo
to have 40 winks echarse una siesta or cabezada
to tip sb the wink avisar a algn secretamente
2 (instant)
I didn't sleep a wink I didn't get a wink of sleep no pegué ojo
intransitive verb
1 (meaningfully) guiñar el ojo
to wink at sb guiñar el ojo a algn; to wink at sth hacer la vista gorda a algo
2 [+light, star] centellear; parpadear
transitive verb
[+eye] guiñar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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