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blink

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of blink

  1. 1 to shine with light at regular intervals <she loves to sit in the dark and watch the lights on the Christmas tree blink in ever-changing patterns> Synonyms flash, twinkle, wink Related Words coruscate, flare, flicker, glance, glimmer, glint, glisten, glister, glitter, scintillate, shimmer, spangle, spark, sparkle

  2. 2 to rapidly open and close one's eyes <I blinked for a few seconds after the camera flashed> Synonyms winkRelated Words bat, flutter; squint

  3. 3 to cease resistance (as to another's arguments, demands, or control) <for two days the nations stood on the brink of war, until one finally blinked> Synonyms yield, bow, budge, capitulate, concede, give in, knuckle under, quit, relent, submit, succumb, surrenderRelated Words acquiesce; deferNear Antonyms contend, fight, hold off; battle, breast, combat, confront, counter, defy, face, meet, object, oppose, repel; thwart, withstandAntonyms resist

  4. 4 to look long and hard in wonder or surprise <stood blinking at the ridiculous scene before him in utter disbelief> Synonyms gape, gawk, gawp [chiefly British], gaze, goggle, peer, rubberneck, stareRelated Words glare, gloat, glower; consider, eye, fixate, observe, regard, watch; leer, ogle; peruse, pore (over), study; outface, outstare, stare downNear Antonyms glance, glimpse, peek, peep; browse, dip (into), scan; wink (at)




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