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English noun: blink

1. blink (act) a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly


Synonymsblinking, eye blink, nictation, nictitation, wink, winking


Broader (hypernym)inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, physiological reaction, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, unconditioned reflex


Narrower (hyponym)palpebration


English verb: blink

1. blink (body) briefly shut the eyes


SamplesThe TV announcer never seems to blink.


Synonymsnictate, nictitate, wink


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)act involuntarily, act reflexively


Narrower (hyponym)bat, flutter, palpebrate

2. blink (body) force to go away by blinking


SamplesBlink away tears.


Synonymsblink away, wink


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)conquer, curb, inhibit, stamp down, subdue, suppress

3. blink (perception) gleam or glow intermittently


SamplesThe lights were flashing.


ExamplesLights blink on the horizon, The horizon is blinking with lights


Synonymsflash, twinkle, wink, winkle


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)radiate


Narrower (hyponym)flick, flicker









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