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blink

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verb \ˈbliŋk\

Simple Definition of blink

  • : to close and then open your eyes very quickly

  • : to shine with a light that goes on and off

  • : to show that you are surprised or upset

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of blink

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 a obsolete :  to look glancingly :  peep b :  to look with half-shut eyes c :  to close and open the eyes involuntarily

  3. 2 :  to shine dimly or intermittently

  4. 3 a :  to look with too little concern b :  to look with surprise or dismay

  5. 4 :  yield, give in <each side waiting for the other to blink>

  6. transitive verb
  7. 1 a :  to cause to blink b :  to remove (as tears) from the eye by blinking

  8. 2 :  to deny recognition to

Examples of blink in a sentence

  1. She blinked when the light flashed.

  2. Her eyes blinked when the light flashed.

  3. She blinked her eyes when the light flashed.



Origin of blink

Middle English, to open one's eyes


First Known Use: 14th century


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blink

noun

Simple Definition of blink

  • : the act of closing and then opening your eyes very quickly : the act of blinking

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of blink

  1. 1 chiefly Scottish :  glimpse, glance

  2. 2 :  glimmer, sparkle

  3. 3 :  a usually involuntary shutting and opening of the eye

  4. 4 :  iceblink

in the blink of an eye
  1. :  in an instant

on the blink
  1. :  in or into a disabled or useless condition <the TV is on the blink>

1578

First Known Use of blink

1578



BLINK Defined for Kids

blink

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verb \ˈbliŋk\

Definition of blink for Students

blinkedblinking

  1. 1 :  to shut and open the eyes quickly

  2. 2 :  to shine with a light that goes or seems to go on and off <lights blinking>




Medical Dictionary

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blink

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verb \ˈbliŋk\

Medical Definition of blink

  1. :  to close and open the eyes involuntarily (as when struggling against drowsiness or when dazzled)

  2. 1

  3. transitive verb

  4. :  to close and open (the eye) involuntarily

  5. 2:  to remove (as tears) from the eye by blinking




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blink

noun

Medical Definition of blink

  1. :  a usually involuntary shutting and opening of the eye





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