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English verb: winkle out

1. winkle out (social) force from a place or position


SamplesThe committee winkled out the unqualified candidates.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)remove

2. winkle out (contact) remove or displace from a position


Synonymswinkle


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


Broader (hypernym)bring out, get out









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