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Definition 1: a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for blink in the sense of this definition

(blink is a kind of ...) an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus

(... is a kind of blink ) repeated blinking or winking (especially if uncontrolled and persistent)

Definition 2: briefly shut the eyes - [verb of body]

Samples where blink or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The TV announcer never seems to blink

Synonyms for blink in the sense of this definition

(blink is a kind of ...) act in an uncontrolled manner

(... is a kind of blink ) wink or blink, especially repeatedly

(... is a kind of blink ) wink briefly

"bat one's eyelids"

Definition 3: keep back by blinking - [verb of body]

Samples where blink or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • blink away tears

Synonyms for blink in the sense of this definition

(blink is a kind of ...) prevent the action or expression of

"hold back your anger" "keep your cool" "she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays"

Definition 4: gleam or glow intermittently - [verb of perception]

Samples where blink or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The lights were flashing

Synonyms for blink in the sense of this definition

(blink is a kind of ...) cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays

"The sun is radiating"

(... is a kind of blink ) flash intermittently

"The lights flicked on and off"

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