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English noun: winkle

1. winkle (food) small edible marine snail; steamed in wine or baked


Synonymsperiwinkle


Broader (hypernym)seafood


Substance meronymperiwinkle, winkle

2. winkle (animal) edible marine gastropod


Synonymsperiwinkle


Broader (hypernym)seasnail


Member meronymgenus Littorina, Littorina


Substance holonymperiwinkle, winkle


English verb: winkle

1. winkle (weather) emit or reflect light in a flickering manner


SamplesDoes a constellation twinkle more brightly than a single star?.


Synonymsscintillate, twinkle


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)beam, shine


Verb groupscintillate


Domain categorycelestial body, heavenly body

2. winkle (perception) gleam or glow intermittently


SamplesThe lights were flashing.


Synonymsblink, flash, twinkle, wink


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)radiate


Narrower (hyponym)flick, flicker

3. winkle (contact) remove or displace from a position


Synonymswinkle out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)bring out, get out









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