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Synonyms for blink

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictitation, nictation(verb)

    a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly

    instant, nictitation, blinking, flash, eye blink, split second, heartbeat, jiffy, nictation, trice, winking, wink, twinkling, blink of an eye

  2. blink, wink, nictitate, nictate(verb)

    briefly shut the eyes

    "The TV announcer never seems to blink"

    winkle, blink away, flash, twinkle, nictate, wink, nictitate

  3. wink, blink, blink away(verb)

    force to go away by blinking

    "blink away tears"

    winkle, blink away, flash, twinkle, nictate, wink, nictitate

  4. flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle(verb)

    gleam or glow intermittently

    "The lights were flashing"

    scintillate, winkle out, blink away, shoot, scoot, flash, swank, show off, nictitate, winkle, wink, scud, nictate, twinkle, dart, flaunt, dash, ostentate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. blink

    wink, ignore, connive, overlook

    notice, visit, note, mark

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. blink(v. n.)

    wink, NICTATE, see obscurely

  2. blink(v. a.)

    overlook (purposely), disregard, avoid, evade, pass over, gloss over, shut out of sight, make no account of, not take into account, not mind, not trouble one's self with, pretend not to see

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. blink(v)

    wink, connive at, disregard, overlook

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    clin, blinking, flicker, flash, flickering, wink, flinch, flashing, glimmer

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. BLink

    BLAST Link

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How to use blink in a sentence?

  1. Lindsey Oliphant:

    I just feel like I can’t get a break, at least the kids are OK. From Jax I’ve learned you can’t take things for granted because it could be taken away with the blink of an eye.

  2. Mark Bradford:

    I felt like a lot of the progress we’ve made to be inclusive, to make sure little trans kids are safe, was gone in the blink of an eye, i felt like I was making it [an exhibited art piece] in a house that was burning.

  3. RVM:

    Some people don't Think; they blink and sink! TAKE CHARGE and LIVE!- RVM

  4. Michael Ward:

    But, sooner or later, someone is going to have to blink when it comes to the supply of oil, the oil-producing countries are getting slammed.

  5. Matt Stajan:

    Things happen so quickly out there and even when I go home, I'll probably blink my eyes and still have to pinch myself to realize what happened, that's why we play the games. This is a special moment.

Translations for blink

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • мигане, примигване, премигвам, примигвам, миг, мигамBulgarian
  • bliknout, blikat, mrknutí, mrknoutCzech
  • Augenzwinkern, Zwinkern, mit den Augen zwinkern, blinkenGerman
  • palpebrumiEsperanto
  • guiñar, titilar, parpadear, destellar, parpadeoSpanish
  • silmänräpäys, räpäyttää silmiä, väläyttää valoja, välkyttää, silmänräpäytys, räpyttää silmiä, välkkyäFinnish
  • faire un appel de phares, clignoter, ciller, cligner des yeux, clignerFrench
  • priobadh, caog, priob, caogadhScottish Gaelic
  • מצמץHebrew
  • pislog, pislantHungarian
  • թարթելArmenian
  • lampeggiare, battito di ciglia, sbattere le ciglia, segnalareItalian
  • 瞬く, パッシング, チラ見, まばたき, 点滅Japanese
  • ახამხამებს, დახუჭვა, დახუჭავსGeorgian
  • تروکاندنKurdish
  • nicto, palpebrō, conniveo, nictor, palpabuntLatin
  • блиндирам, трепкамMacedonian
  • blunke, blinkeNorwegian
  • knipperen, flitsenDutch
  • migać, mrugać, mignąć, mrugnąćPolish
  • olhadela, piscarPortuguese
  • ch'illmipakuyQuechua
  • clipiRomanian
  • мигнуть, мигать, миг, моргать, моргнутьRussian
  • blinkaSwedish

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