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blink back tears

Definition of blink back tears

  1. :  to prevent oneself from crying or to make tears go away by blinking <He blinked back (his) tears as he told us the bad news.>



Variants of blink back tears

or

blink away tears

Word by Word Definitions

blinkplay
  1. :  to look glancingly :  peep

    :  to look with half-shut eyes

    :  to close and open the eyes involuntarily

  1. :  glimpse, glance

    :  glimmer, sparkle

    :  a usually involuntary shutting and opening of the eye

backplay
  1. :  the rear part of the human body especially from the neck to the end of the spine

    :  the body considered as the wearer of clothes

    :  capacity for labor, effort, or endurance

  1. :  to, toward, or at the rear

    :  in or into the past :  backward in time

    :  ago

  1. :  being at or in the back

    :  distant from a central or main area

    :  articulated at or toward the back of the oral passage

  1. :  to support by material or moral assistance

    :  substantiate

    :  to assume financial responsibility for

tearplay tears
  1. :  a drop of clear saline fluid secreted by the lacrimal gland and diffused between the eye and eyelids to moisten the parts and facilitate their motion

    :  a secretion of profuse tears that overflow the eyelids and dampen the face

    :  a transparent drop of fluid or hardened fluid matter (as resin)

  1. :  to fill with tears (see 1tear) :  shed tears

  1. :  to separate parts of or pull apart by force :  rend

    :  to wound by or as if by pulling apart by force :  lacerate

    :  to divide or disrupt by the pull of contrary forces

  1. :  damage from being torn (see 3tear)

    :  a hole or flaw made by tearing

    :  the act of tearing something


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