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English noun: winkle

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


Broader (hypernym)seafood

Substance meronymperiwinkle, winkle

2. winkle (animal) edible marine gastropod


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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