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blink

blink

 
pronunciation:
blIngk
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
on the blink
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: blinked, blinking, blinks
definition 1: to close and open the eyes very quickly, usu. involuntarily; wink.
synonyms:
nictitate, wink
similar words:
flicker, flutter
definition 2: to look through partially closed eyes.
He blinked at the page sleepily.
synonyms:
squint
definition 3: to gleam or shine sporadically; twinkle.
We saw airplane lights blinking across the night sky.
synonyms:
coruscate, flicker, twinkle, waver
similar words:
dance, gleam, glisten, scintillate, shimmer, shine, sparkle
definition 4: to ignore or see with indifference (usu. fol. by at).
She blinks at convention.
synonyms:
wink at
similar words:
dodge, evade, shirk
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition 1: to close and open (the eyes) quickly, often repeatedly; wink.
She blinked her eyes in surprise.
synonyms:
bat, wink
definition 2: to remove a foreign body from the eyes by winking.
We blinked away the dust.
synonyms:
wink
definition 3: to cause to shine intermittently.
They blinked the searchlight.
similar words:
flash, shine, sparkle
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of blinking.
synonyms:
nictitation, wink
similar words:
flicker, flutter
definition 2: an instantaneous glimpse.
similar words:
glance, glimmer, glimpse, peek, peep
definition 3: a brief flash of light; glimmer; twinkle.
synonyms:
flash, flicker, gleam, sparkle, twinkle, wink
similar words:
glimmer, glint, glisten, glitter, shimmer
phrase: on the blink
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