Blink

Definition of Blink

Pronunciation: blĭņk
v. i.1.
[imp. & p. p. Blinked (blĭņkt); p. pr. & vb. n. Blinking.]
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.
v. t.1.To shut out of sight; to avoid, or purposely evade; to shirk; as, to blink the question.
2.To trick; to deceive.
n.1.A glimpse or glance.
This is the first blink that ever I had of him.
- Bp. Hall.
2.Gleam; glimmer; sparkle.
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.(Sporting) Boughs cast where deer are to pass, to turn or check them.

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