blink


blink
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 dazzling light
4.
a) to look (at) as if not seeing; disregard; ignore; condone [to blink at a mistake]
b) to look (at) with wonder or shock [he blinked at the weight of the players]
5. Obs. to look with a glance
vt.
1. to wink (the eyes) rapidly
2. to cause (eyes, light, etc.) to wink or blink
3. to get rid of (tears, eye drops, etc.) by blinking: with away or from
4. to close the eyes to (a fact or situation); evade or avoid
5. to signal (a message) by flashing a light, etc.
n.
1. a blinking of the eyes
2. a brief flash of light; twinkle or glimmer
3. Chiefly Scot. a quick look; glimpse
4. short for:
a) ICEBLINK
b) SNOWBLINK
SYN.- WINK
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☆ on the blink
Slang not working right; out of order

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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

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