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verb winkle pronunciation in British English /ˈwɪŋk(ə)l/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlewinkling
past tensewinkled
past participlewinkled

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phrasal verb

winkle out

Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theywinkle out
he/she/itwinkles out
present participlewinkling out
past tensewinkled out
past participlewinkled out
British informal
  1. 1
    to get something such as information from someone when they did not intend to give it to you

    We tried to winkle an apology out of them.

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another way of saying congratulations, or that something/someone looks nice or fascinating

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