Complete Definition of "blink"

English

Pronunciation
:Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɪÅk|-ɪÅk

Verb
en-verb|blinks|blinking|blinked

  1. A quick closing and reopening of both eyes.

#: The loser in the staring game is the person who blinks first.

  1. To flash headlights on a car.

#: An urban legend claims that gang members will attack anyone who blinks them.

  1. To send a signal with a lighting device.

#: Don't come to the door until I blink twice.

  1. context|hyperbole To perform the smallest action that could solicit a response.

#* 1980, Billy Joel, âDon't Ask Me Whyâ, Glass Houses, Columbia Records
#*:All the waiters in your grand cafe / Leave their tables when you blink.

Translations
trans-top|a quick closing and reopening of both eyes
Finnish: räpäyttää silmä|silmiä (once), räpyttää silmä|silmiä (continously)
Hebrew: ××צ××¥ (le'matzmetz)
Japanese: ã¾ã°ãããã (mabataki-suru)
Kurdish:
:Sorani: t|ku|ترÙکاÙدÙ|trtrukandin|scKUchar
Polish: mrugaÄ (continously), mrugnÄÄ (once)
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Portuguese: piscar
Swedish: blinka
Spanish: parpadear, guiñar
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trans-top|to peep quickly
Japanese: ãã©è¦ãã (chirami-suru)
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Swedish: kisa
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trans-top|to flash headlights
Finnish: väläyttää valoja
Japanese: ããã·ã³ã°ãã (passimgu-suru)
Polish: migaÄ (continously), mignÄÄ (once)
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Swedish: blinka
Spanish: guiñar
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trans-top|to send a signal with a lighting device
Japanese: ç¹æ»ãã (tenmetsu-suru)
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Swedish: blinka
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trans-top|hyperbole: to perform the smallest action
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Noun
en-noun

  1. The act of very quickly closing both eyes and opening them again.
  2. figurative The time needed to close and reopen ones eyes.

Translations
trans-top|a quick view
Japanese: ãã©è¦ (chirami)
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Portuguese: olhadela f
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trans-top|a view with eyes partly closed
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trans-top|The act of very quickly closing both eyes and opening them again
Finnish: silmänräpäys, silmänräpäytys
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trans-top|The time needed to close and reopen ones eyes
Finnish: silmänräpäys, silmänräpäytys
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Translations to be checked

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ttbc|Spanish: parpadeo

Related terms
blinkard
blinker
blink of an eye
on the blink
wink


Norwegian

Noun
blink g|Norwegian

  1. lightning

See also
lynglimt

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