blink

blink1 [blıŋk] v
[Date: 1500-1600; : Middle Dutch; Origin: blinken 'to shine']
1.) [I and T]
to shut and open your eyes quickly
I blinked as I came out into the sunlight.
2.)
if lights blink, they shine unsteadily or go on and off quickly
The light on your answering machine is blinking.
3.) not (even) blink
to not seem at all surprised
When I told her how much it would cost, she didn't even blink.
4.) before you could blink
[i]spoken extremely quickly
5.) blink back/away tears
to shut and open your eyes in order to get rid of tears
Lynn laughed, blinking back unexpected tears.
blink 2
blink2 n
1.) on the blink
spoken not working properly
My computer's on the blink again.
2.) in the blink of an eye
very quickly
3.)
the action of quickly shutting and opening your eyes

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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  • Blink — (bl[i^][ng]k), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blinked} (bl[i^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blinking}.] [OE. blenken; akin to dan. blinke, Sw. blinka, G. blinken to shine, glance, wink, twinkle, D. blinken to shine; and prob. to D. blikken to glance, twinkle,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • blink — ► VERB 1) shut and open the eyes quickly. 2) (blink at) react to (something) with surprise or disapproval. 3) (of a light) shine unsteadily or intermittently. ► NOUN ▪ an act of blinking. ● on the blink Cf. ↑ …   English terms dictionary

  • blink — [bliŋk] vi. [ME blenken, blenchen: see BLENCH2] 1. to close the eyelids and open them quickly one or more times, as either a reflex or a conscious act 2. to flash on and off; twinkle or glimmer 3. to look with eyes half shut and winking, as in… …   English World dictionary

  • Blink — Blink, v. t. 1. To shut out of sight; to avoid, or purposely evade; to shirk; as, to blink the question. [1913 Webster] 2. To trick; to deceive. [Scot.] Jamieson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • blink — • blink, glimt, skymt, klipp • glimt, sken, stråle, reflex, skimmer …   Svensk synonymlexikon

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