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  1. Of parts of a plant: to be converging or in close contact; to be connivent.
  2. Often followed by at: to pretend to be ignorant of something in order to escape blame; to ignore or overlook a fault deliberately.
  3. Often followed by with: to secretly cooperate with another person or persons in order to commit a crime or other wrongdoing; to collude, to conspire.
  4. To open and close the eyes rapidly; to wink.