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verb (insinuates, insinuating, insinuated)
  1. Make a way for or introduce something by subtle, crafty or artful means.
    • 1995, w:Terry Pratchett, Terry Pratchett, w:Maskerade, Maskerade, p. 242
    • :Nanny didn't so much enter places as herself; she had unconsciously taken a natural talent for liking people and developed it into an occult science.
      1. To creep, wind, or flow into.
      2. To enter gently, slowly, or imperceptibly, as into crevices.
      The water insinuated itself into the rock. It became ice, which expanded and cracked large fragments off of the hard stone.
      1. To ingratiate oneself; to obtain access or favor by flattery or cunning.
      2. To hint at (something); to suggest or express an idea indirectly.
      She insinuated that her friends had betrayed her.
Etymology: From (term, insinuo, ÄnsinuÅ, push in, creep in, lang=la)


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