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blinks, 3rd person singular present; blinked, past tense; blinked, past participle; blinking, present participle;
  1. Shut and open the eyes quickly
    • - she blinked, momentarily blinded
    • - he blinked his eyes nervously
  2. Clear (dust or tears) from the eyes by this action
    • - she blinked away her tears
  3. Try to control or prevent (tears) by such an action
    • - Elizabeth blinked back tears
  4. Look at (someone or something) with one's eyes opening and shutting, typically to register surprise or bewilderment
    • - Lucy blinked at him, scarcely able to believe her ears
  5. React to (something) with surprise or disapproval
    • - he doesn't blink at the unsavory aspects of his subject
  6. Back down from a confrontation
    • - the government blinked in the face of a coordinated public sector strike
  7. (of a light or light source) Shine intermittently or unsteadily
    • - the icon for his e-mail was blinking
  1. An act of shutting and opening the eyes quickly
    • - he was observing her every blink
  2. A moment's hesitation
    • - Thompson would have given her all this without a blink
  3. A momentary gleam of light

  1. a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
  2. briefly shut the eyes; "The TV announcer never seems to blink"
  3. wink: force to go away by blinking; "blink away tears"
  4. flash: gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
  5. (blinking) closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly; "he stood blinking in the bright sunlight"
  6. (blinking) bally(a): informal intensifiers; "what a bally (or blinking) nuisance"; "a bloody fool"; "a crashing bore"; "you flaming idiot"
  7. Blinking is the voluntary rapid closing and opening of the eyelid. It is an essential function of the eye that helps spread tears across and remove irritants from the surface of the cornea and conjunctiva. ...
  8. Blink is a British commercial aviation operation which provides private Jet travel using Cessna Citation Very Light Jets. The company began operations in London in May 2008.
  9. Blink is a pop/rock band from Ireland They are noted for their mixture of humour and melancholy. They have released three albums to date: A Map Of the Universe by Blink (1994), The End Is High (1998) and Deep Inside The Sound Of Sadness (2004). ...
  10. Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking is a 2005 book by Malcolm Gladwell. It presents in popular science format research from psychology and behavioral economics on the adaptive unconscious; mental processes that work rapidly and automatically from relatively little information. ...
  11. Blink (Clarice Ferguson) is a fictional character, a Marvel Comics superhero featured in various X-Men-related series. Created by Scott Lobdell and Joe Madureira, the character first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #317 (1994).
  12. Blink is one of the largest online community in Norway with over 350,000 active members (7.74% of the Norwegian population). It was created by Fredrik Kristiansen and Morten Mitch Larød, and released February 1, 2002. ...
  13. The act of very quickly closing both eyes and opening them again; The time needed to close and reopen one's eyes; A text formatting feature that causes text to disappear and reappear as a form of visual emphasis; To close and reopen both eyes quickly; To flash headlights on a car; To send a ...
  14. (blinking) That or who blinks or blink; Bloody (in the coarse slang sense)
  15. (Blinking) Also called b-linking” or b’linking. This is a synonym of blog hopping, or moving from blog to blog by clicking on the links on the page, often links found on the sidebar.
  16. (Blinking) Acknowledgment of the location of game then turning away, avoiding contact, continuing in the quartering pattern.
  17. (Blinking) Before the 32-bit era, consoles had no ability to make sprites translucent (partially transparent). Games would try to replicate the effect by flashing the sprite visible and invisible on alternating frames, or by doing similar things to produce other effects. ...
  18. (Blinking) Dog smells bird, then shies away from it.  Afraid of the bird it smells.  Purposely avoids birds.
  19. (Blinking) Modification of a loran transmission, so that a fluctuation in display indicates incorrect operation.
  20. (Blinking) Should the photographer notice that a member of the wedding party or guest has been seen to blink, the photograph will be taken again but it is impossible to guarantee to see all of them.
  21. (blinking) In astronomical image processing, a method for comparing two similar but different images wherein a display is switched between the two images in rapid succession. Spatial differences appear to move back and forth, while intensity differences pulsate. ...
  22. (Blinks) Short duration power outages. Blinks occur when an obstruction, like a tree limb, animal or car, comes into contact with a power line or transformer.
  23. (Blinks) a lighting system used at night to warn campers how much time is left before all electricity is turned off. One blink means "go brush your teeth and wash your face." Two blinks means "make way back to your cabin." Three blinks means "be in your cabin for devotions. ...
  24. Rapid cognition, AKA gut feel. Making snap judgments, often valid, on the basis of a few data points. Popularized by Malcolm Gladwell in a book of the same name.
  25. turn on and off between 0.5 and 3 times per second