Meaning of BLINK in English

BLINK

I. verb

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

fight/choke/blink back tears (= try not to cry )

She fought back tears yesterday as she re-lived the horrors she had seen.

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADVERB

back

The scrawny swarthy-skinned kid in the mirror blinked back at him.

For a moment the two strangers just stood there holding hands and blinking back their tears.

Its red light blinked back at her. ` Are you there?

Touching the welt, Howard tried to blink back tears before going inside.

Robyn blinked back unexpected tears and leant forward to place a log carefully on to the mound of hot red twigs.

She blinked back the tears and made a fanfare out of unwrapping the gift.

She blinked back sudden unexpected tears and twisted round uneasily.

I noticed that his hands were trembling slightly, and he seemed to be blinking back tears.

even

She found that she could not even blink under the harsh glare.

And yet Stillman had not even blinked .

But in the stagecraft of dethronement, Kingsley had not taken the bait, had not even blinked .

hard

She blinked hard , blew her nose, and was relieved that Luke didn't appear to notice anything amiss.

She blinked hard , realising that she was staring.

on

Jonathon's eyes, unprotected, blinked on and off, unused to open air.

The streetlamps blinked on , buzzing.

It's real great to watch them cos they blink on and off all the time.

The room blinked on and off with light ning.

The lights in those houses are slowly blinking on .

rapidly

He was very affected; he blinked rapidly as if warding off tears.

His eyelids blinked rapidly as he registered the toughest questions.

I watched his face as he blinked rapidly and he looked at me in disgust, or was it disbelief?

■ NOUN

eye

Blood had begun to run into the corner of his eye and he blinked to try and clear his vision.

Between the dark shaggy locks of his head, more than a hundred eyes blinked and blazed.

Tears ran down his cheeks, but that was because his eyes couldn't blink .

The first thing I saw when my eyes blinked into focus was an ant marching over a small stone.

The Eye of Japetus had blinked , as if to remove an irritating speck of dust.

The grey eyes blinked , small and frightened.

One of his eyes blinked as it seemed to be studying his own sculpted nose.

light

Larry blinked as the light left his face and laughed to show his complicity.

That said, he wheeled around in his swivel chair and picked up a blinking light .

He crept to the door and opened it, blinking at the bright light .

The refugees stumbled toward military buses, blinking at the harsh lights .

Quinn was stiff, and blinked in the electric light of the garage.

Walter blinked in the morning light .

The quotation propelled an unpretentious poet called Minnie Haskins blinking into the light .

There were smaller constellations of blinking red and blue lights throbbing along the graffiti-splattered walls.

tear

She needed to blink away tears .

For a moment the two strangers just stood there holding hands and blinking back their tears .

When she blinked , the tears overflowed and ran back along her cheekbones to her ears, where the swaddling absorbed them.

Touching the welt, Howard tried to blink back tears before going inside.

She blinked away a tear and nodded.

She blinked back the tears and made a fanfare out of unwrapping the gift.

Claudia opened her eyes and blinked away the tears .

I noticed that his hands were trembling slightly, and he seemed to be blinking back tears .

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

He blinked as he walked out into the bright sunshine.

The neon lights on the theater blinked red and blue.

When I got in, the message light on my answering machine was blinking.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Blood had begun to run into the corner of his eye and he blinked to try and clear his vision.

Cranston tightened his lips, blinking his eyes furiously as he always did when the tears threatened to return.

He went over to her and saw that her eyes were staring into the sun without blinking.

Paige blinked up at the furious male figure above her.

That is, the rabbit still blinks to the air puff but not to the tone.

Williams blinked repeatedly throughout the process, Groves said.

II. noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ VERB

make

The National Museum has an exhibit that makes my eyes blink .

I had read somewhere that all the greatest discoveries had been made in the blink of an eye.

Disguise Disguise your steps with feints that make the opponent blink , or which divert his attention elsewhere.

It was a sixty watt bulb but after the darkness it made everyone blink .

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Every blink conforms to the causal laws of this physical movement.

I had read somewhere that all the greatest discoveries had been made in the blink of an eye.

In the corner of his eye Ezra saw the answer light, a blink in open water.

Just a slow blink and a shuffling step backward.

The mayor declared with nary a blink .

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