Definition of 'blip'
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It will take until next summer to prove whether this is a temporary blip or an underlying problem. Times, Sunday Times (2016)I am not a national insurance number, nor a blip on a screen. Times, Sunday Times (2016)We see this as a temporary blip. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Those poor returns may prove no more than a blip for one whose string has been rampant. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Those are the only terms which would really be blips on my radar. Times, Sunday Times (2009)So is this a blip or something more serious? Times, Sunday Times (2014)But it could just as easily be a statistical blip. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is a small blip and we can carry on. The Sun (2016)Their position is no mere blip either. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Reasons for refusal can be as small as a minor blip on a credit report. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It was a blip on the screen. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Does he treat you well apart from this one blip? The Sun (2009)That is such a blip on the radar. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It was a mere blip in her otherwise unstoppable rise. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The rises in house prices in recent months have become increasingly hard to dismiss as a temporary blip. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It is something he is drumming into his players and before the recent blip it looked like he was getting through. The Sun (2012)It is important to establish whether this trend is a statistical blip or whether there are specific issues that need to be addressed. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A blip or something to worry about? The Sun (2010)If the sensor is at fault, you will notice a slight blip in performance when the needle drops. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It exists as an upward blip on a downward slide towards festive cognitive oblivion, but the blip is there. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A little upward blip in the opinion polls is not much, after all. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Bar the odd blip, though, this is fiery fare. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And by and large, apart from the odd blip, he is managing to do so. The Sun (2014)We need sentences to act as a deterrent, not just a small blip in an offender's lifestyle. The Sun (2011)He had been trying hard not to gloat over polls that might, after all, be only a blip on the graph. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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Translations for 'blip'
British English: blip NOUN
A blip is a small spot of light, sometimes occurring with a short, high-pitched sound, which flashes on and off regularly on a piece of equipment such as a radar screen.
- American English: blip
- Brazilian Portuguese: som curto geralmente emitido por equipamento eletrônico
- Chinese: 光点
- European Spanish: señal luminosa
- French: blip
- German: leuchtender Punkt
- Italian: spia intermittente
- Japanese: レーダースクリーン上などで表示される輝点・シグナル
- Korean: 삐소리와 함께 화면에 나타나는 깜빡 신호
- European Portuguese: som curto geralmente emitido por equipamento eletrónico
- Spanish: señal luminosa
Definition of blip from the Collins English Dictionary
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