wink away

wink something away

to blink the eyes to try to clear them of tears, dirt, etc. He looked up at me and tried to wink away his tears, but he was just too upset. Jane winked away her tears.
See also: away, wink
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An air of mock seriousness permeates the second half of the film, even with Ant and Dec delivering performances that are one cheeky, knowing wink away from playing themselves.
Try as he might, Bratton can't wink away a real abuse of power in his department.