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Blink

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Blink \Blink\, verb (used with an object)

1. To shut out of sight; to avoid, or purposely evade; to shirk; as, to blink the question.

2. To trick; to deceive. [Scot.] --Jamieson.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Blink \Blink\ (bl[i^][ng]k), verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Blinked} (bl[i^][ng]kt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Blinking}.] [OE. blenken; akin to dan. blinke, Sw. blinka, G. blinken to shine, glance, wink, twinkle, D. blinken to shine; and prob. to D. blikken to glance, twinkle, G. blicken to look, glance, AS. bl[imac]can to shine, E. bleak. [root]98. See {Bleak}; cf. 1st {Blench}.]

1. To wink; to twinkle with, or as with, the eye.

One eye was blinking, and one leg was lame. --Pope

2. To see with the eyes half shut, or indistinctly and with frequent winking, as a person with weak eyes.

Show me thy chink, to blink through with mine eyne. --Shak.

3. To shine, esp. with intermittent light; to twinkle; to flicker; to glimmer, as a lamp.

The dew was falling fast, the stars began to blink. --Wordsworth.

The sun blinked fair on pool and stream . --Sir W. Scott.

4. To turn slightly sour, as beer, mild, etc.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Blink \Blink\, noun [OE. blink. See {Blink}, verb (used without an object) ]

1. A glimpse or glance.

This is the first blink that ever I had of him. --Bp. Hall.

2. Gleam; glimmer; sparkle. --Sir W. Scott.

Not a blink of light was there. --Wordsworth.

3. (Naut.) The dazzling whiteness about the horizon caused by the reflection of light from fields of ice at sea; ice blink.

4. pl. [Cf. {Blencher}.] (Sporting) Boughs cast where deer are to pass, to turn or check them. [Prov. Eng.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

blink

noun

1: a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly [syn: {blink}, {eye blink}, {blinking}, {wink}, {winking}, {nictitation}, {nictation}]

verb

1: briefly shut the eyes; "The TV announcer never seems to blink" [syn: {blink}, {wink}, {nictitate}, {nictate}]

2: force to go away by blinking; "blink away tears" [syn: {wink}, {blink}, {blink away}]

3: gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing" [syn: {flash}, {blink}, {wink}, {twinkle}, {winkle}]


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