before one can blink

Definition of before one can blink


  1. :  very quickly This may hurt a little, but it'll be over before you can blink.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  in advance :  ahead

    :  at an earlier time

  1. :  forward of :  in front of

    :  in the presence of

    :  under the jurisdiction or consideration of

  1. :  earlier than the time that

    :  sooner or quicker than

    :  so that … do not

  1. :  know, understand

    :  to be able to do, make, or accomplish

    :  to have knowledge or skill

  1. :  a usually cylindrical receptacle:

    :  a vessel for holding liquids

    :  a drinking vessel

  1. :  to put in a can :  preserve by sealing in airtight cans or jars

    :  to hit (a golf shot) into the cup

    :  to hit (a shot) in basketball

  1. : canceled; cancellation

    : cannon

    : canto

  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

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up before one can blink? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


to criticize severely

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