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Definition of "blink" []

  • To close and open one or both of the eyes rapidly. (verb-intransitive)
  • To look through half-closed eyes, as in a bright glare; squint. (verb-intransitive)
  • To shine with intermittent gleams; flash on and off. (verb-intransitive)
  • To be startled or dismayed. (verb-intransitive)
  • To waver or back down, as in a contest of wills: "This was the first genuine, direct confrontation between this administration and the Soviets. It was the U.S.A. that blinked” ( Zbigniew Brzezinski). (verb-intransitive)
  • To close and immediately reopen (the eyes or an eye), usually involuntarily (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To look with the eyes partially closed, as in strong sunlight (verb)
  • To shine intermittently, as in signalling, or unsteadily (verb)
  • To clear the eyes of (dust, tears, etc) (verb)
  • To be surprised or amazed (verb)
  • To pretend not to know or see (a fault, injustice, etc) (verb)
  • The act or an instance of blinking (noun)
  • A glance; glimpse (noun)

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Use "blink" in a sentence
  • "Me: * blink blink* Um ... do you want to go visit him?"
  • "U luks round, liek it waz no beeg deel *lik lik blink blink*"
  • "Was at lvl 1, saw this really really BIG * blink blink* which xinya has alwaes wanted."