Definition of 'blink'
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This process happens in the blink of an eye. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It did not quite happen in the blink of eye. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And then it was all gone in the blink of an eye. The Sun (2016)My overriding reaction, apart from blinking back tears from the sheer pain of surgery? Times, Sunday Times (2016)I barely blinked and they were upon us. Times, Sunday Times (2016)IT was over in the blink of an eye. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I am the first to blink, switching over to a radio sitcom. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But he said:'Who is going to blink first? The Sun (2017)Unless conditions are extreme, you cannot win a Test in the blink of an eye. Times, Sunday Times (2016)But within a toxic relationship, a speculative plan may gain its own momentum: who is going to blink first? Times, Sunday Times (2016)That visitor centre has gone up in the blink of an eye. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Why do fashion models have to look so blinking miserable? Times, Sunday Times (2007)There are rows and rows of switches and thousands of tiny blinking green lights. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We are not going to blink or back down on this. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We can only be thankful it has finally come blinking into the sunlight. The Sun (2008)It was going to be about who would blink first. The Sun (2015)It was quicker than a blink of an eye. The Sun (2012)Then they installed blinking yellow lights around the curve. Christianity Today (2000)And who is going to blink first? INSIDE THE TORNADO: MARKETING STRATEGIES FROM SILICON VALLEY'S CUTTING EDGE (2001)How a season can change in the blink of an eye. The Sun (2014)The sweet smell of hair oil rose from the bathroom and the light made him blink. A Roomful of Birds - Scottish short stories 1990 (1990)She does not blink but smiles. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The man blinked again, then pointed back towards the path. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You can't help but stare back at his stare and barely blink. Times, Sunday Times (2013)She was blinking rapidly to keep the tears back, aware it was no time for tears. A Plague of Angels (1993)We guarantee you'll look blinking perfect! The Sun (2009)My geography teacher used to tell me that 100,000 years is barely the blink of an eye. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She looked up, blinking rapidly to rid her eyes of tears. Burning Bright (2007)Within six months, he was able to smile and blink. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He blinked and stared, and he blinked again. The Broken God (1993)I would go back in a blink of an eye. The Sun (2013)
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Translations for 'blink'
British English: blink /blɪŋk/ VERB
When you blink or when you blink your eyes, you shut your eyes and very quickly open them again.
Kathryn blinked and forced a smile.
- American English: blink
- Arabic: يُوْمِضُ
- Brazilian Portuguese: piscar
- Chinese: 眨眼
- Croatian: trepnuti
- Czech: mrknout
- Danish: blinke
- Dutch: knipperen
- European Spanish: parpadear
- Finnish: räpäyttää
- French: cligner
- German: blinzeln
- Greek: βλεφαρίζω
- Italian: battere le palpebre
- Japanese: まばたきする
- Korean: 눈을 깜박이다
- Norwegian: blunke
- Polish: mrugnąć
- European Portuguese: piscar
- Romanian: a clipi
- Russian: мигать
- Spanish: parpadear
- Swedish: blinka
- Thai: กะพริบตา
- Turkish: gözlerini kırpmak
- Ukrainian: кліпати
- Vietnamese: nháy mắt
Definition of blink from the Collins English Dictionary
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