HyperDic: blink

English > 4 senses of the word blink:
VERBbodyblink, wink, nictitate, nictatebriefly shut the eyes
bodyblink, wink, blink awayforce to go away by blinking
perceptionblink, flash, wink, twinkle, winklegleam or glow intermittently
NOUNactblink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictitation, nictationa reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
blink > pronunciation
Soundsblih'ngk
Rhymesbrink ... zinc: 27 rhymes with ihngk...
English > blink: 4 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly.
Synonymseye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictitation, nictation
Narrowerpalpebrationrepeated blinking or winking (especially if uncontrolled and persistent)
Broaderreflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reactionAn automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus
Spanishguiño, parpadeo, pestañeo
Catalanparpelleig, pestanyeig, pipelleig
Verbsblinkbriefly shut the eyes
blinkforce to go away by blinking
English > blink: 4 senses > verb 1, body
Meaningbriefly shut the eyes.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"The TV announcer never seems to blink"
Synonymswink, nictitate, nictate
Narrowerbat, flutterwink briefly
palpebratewink or blink, especially repeatedly
Broaderact involuntarily, act reflexivelyAct in an uncontrolled manner
Spanishguiñar, parpadear, pestañear
Catalanpestanyejar
Nounsblink, blinkinga reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
English > blink: 4 senses > verb 2, body
MeaningForce to go away by blinking.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"blink away tears"
Synonymswink, blink away
Broaderrestrain, keep, keep back, hold backKeep under control
Spanishpestañear
Catalanparpallejar, pestanyejar
Nounsblinka reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
English > blink: 4 senses > verb 3, perception
Meaninggleam or glow intermittently.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelLights blink on the horizon; The horizon is blinking with lights
Synonymsflash, wink, twinkle, winkle
Narrowerflicker, flickflash intermittently
BroaderradiateCause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays
Spanishbrillar intermitentemente, centellear, destellar, relampaguear, titilar
Catalancentellejar, llambrar, llambregar, llampegar, llampeguejar
Nounsblinkera light that flashes on and off
blinkera blinking light on a motor vehicle that indicates the direction in which the vehicle is about to turn

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