past tense of blink

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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

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2 to rapidly open and close one's eyes
  • I blinked for a few seconds after the camera flashed

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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

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4 to look long and hard in wonder or surprise
  • stood blinking at the ridiculous scene before him in utter disbelief

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“Blinked.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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