Blink Definition

blĭngk
blinked, blinking, blinks
verb
blinked, blinking, blinks
To close the eyelids and open them quickly one or more times, as either a reflex or a conscious act.
Webster's New World
To wink (the eyes) rapidly.
Webster's New World
To look with eyes half-shut and winking, as in dazzling light.
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To flash on and off; twinkle or glimmer.
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To look with a glance.
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noun
blinks
A blinking of the eyes.
Webster's New World
An instant.
I'll be back in a blink.
American Heritage
A quick look; glimpse.
Webster's New World
A brief flash of light; twinkle or glimmer.
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idiom
in the blink of an eye
  • Very quickly.
American Heritage
on the blink
  • Out of working order.
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without blinking an eye
  • Without showing any reaction.
American Heritage
on the blink
  • not working right; out of order
Webster's New World

Other Word Forms of Blink

Noun

Singular:
blink
Plural:
blinks

Idioms, Phrasal Verbs Related to Blink

Origin of Blink

  • Probably Middle English blinken to move suddenly variant of blenchen blench1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle Dutch blinken. Related to blank.

    From Wiktionary

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