blink

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1blink

verb \ˈbliŋk\

: 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

Full Definition of BLINK

intransitive verb
1
a obsolete :  to look glancingly :  peep
b :  to look with half-shut eyes
c :  to close and open the eyes involuntarily
2
:  to shine dimly or intermittently
3
a :  to look with too little concern
b :  to look with surprise or dismay
4
:  yield, give in <each side waiting for the other to blink>
transitive verb
1
a :  to cause to blink
b :  to remove (as tears) from the eye by blinking
2
:  to deny recognition to

Examples of BLINK

  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

2blink

noun

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

Full Definition of BLINK

1
chiefly Scottish :  glimpse, glance
3
:  a usually involuntary shutting and opening of the eye
4
:  iceblink
in the blink of an eye
:  in an instant
on the blink
:  in or into a disabled or useless condition <the TV is on the blink>

First Known Use of BLINK

1578

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