winkle out

  1. remove or displace from a position
  2. force from a place or position
    The committee winkled out the unqualified candidates
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How To Use winkle out In A Sentence

  • The Television Licensing Authority seems to be admitting defeat in the quest to winkle out viewers illegally watching TV programs on their computers in the UK.
  • It's clear water conditions or a fining down river for me - but then, I have managed to winkle out the odd pike in just about any condition a river can throw up, so never write off your chances.
  • Where Bintley probes psychology lightly, McCabe seems to burrow, and winkle out hidden layers.
  • The security services will pretty well go to any lengths to winkle out information.
  • Now Australia must winkle out the remaining three wickets for as few runs as possible before it's the turn of our own out-of-sorts batsmen to collectively show the grit required to post a decent first innings lead.
  • When you know how many there are in the lake, you would think that an experienced angler would be able to winkle out a few trout, but we had found it tough.
  • In the end, Jess found some kind of redemption, working her way out of the shadow of rejection, hanging on to her decency and innate goodness, while managing to winkle out elements long submerged in her personality.
  • His relentless search to winkle out the new and a youthful ability to keep his ear to the ground is to be taken seriously.
  • Certainly, information has been difficult to winkle out, apart from the official face of the MAFF website, and there has been the nagging suspicion that something has been kept from us.
  • The security services will pretty well go to any lengths to winkle out information.
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