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rennes
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Post by rennes » Wed Jul 10, 2013 1:04 am

"Lights winked on in the building behind the chestnut tree."
I don't know meaning of "on" in this sentence.
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EnglishFix
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Re: On

Post by EnglishFix » Sun Jul 14, 2013 3:10 am

"winked on" is an expression that means "turned on"

The lights turned on in the building behind the chestnut tree.

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