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wink

1. noun of eye2. noun allusion, reference3. verb of eye4. verb of light
phrases
1 noun of eyecaochadh masc  c m usméideadh masc  c m u to give sb a wink (also to throw sb a wink) do shúil a chaochadh ar dhuinehe said it with a wink chaoch sé a shúil orm agus é á rá, sméid sé orm agus é á rá 2 noun allusion, referencetagairt fem3  c m uleid fem2  c m uit's a wink to his first film is tagairt é dá chéad scannán, leid faoina chéad scannán atá annit includes the odd wink at politics tá corrthagairt ann don pholaitíocht
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3 verb of eye
INTRANSITIVEdo shúil a chaochadhsméid verb  c m uhe winked at the audience chaoch sé a shúil ar an lucht féachana
TRANSITIVEcaoch verb  c m ushe winked her left eye chaoch sí a súil chlé
4 verb of light INTRANSITIVEbheith ag caochadhbheith ag preabarnachbheith ag caochaíla small red light was winking bhí solas beag dearg ag caochadhstars winked in the sky bhí réaltaí ag splancarnach sa spéir
phrases

to not sleep a wink

(also

to not get a wink of sleep

) I didn't sleep a wink last night níor chodail mé oiread is néal aréir, níor thit tionnúr codlata orm aréir

quick as a wink

(also

in the wink of an eye

) especially literary i bhfaiteadh na súli bpreabadh na súlar iompú do bhoisethey were gone in the wink of an eye bhí siad ar shiúl i bhfaiteadh na súl, bhí siad imithe ar iompú do bhoise, bhí siad imithe chomh tapa lena bhfaca tú riamh

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