winkle

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winkle /ˈwɪŋkəl/ verb
winkles; winkled; winkling
winkle
/ˈwɪŋkəl/
verb
winkles; winkled; winkling
Learner's definition of WINKLE

winkle out

[phrasal verb] British
winkle out (something) or winkle (something) out of (someone) : to use a lot of effort to get (information) from a person
winkle (someone or something) out of (something) : to remove (someone or something) from (a place or position) by using a lot of effort
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