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Adjective: blinking  bling-king
  1. Closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly
    "he stood blinking in the bright sunlight";
    - winking
  2. [Brit, informal] Informal intensifier
    "what a blinking nuisance";
    - bally [Brit, informal], bloody [Brit, informal], blooming [Brit, informal], crashing, flaming, freaking [informal], effing [Brit, informal]
Noun: blinking  bling-king
  1. A reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
    - blink, eye blink, wink, winking, nictitation, nictation
Verb: blink  blingk
  1. Briefly shut the eyes
    "The TV announcer never seems to blink";
    - wink, nictitate, nictate
  2. Keep back by blinking
    "blink away tears";
    - wink, blink away
  3. Gleam or glow intermittently
    "The lights were blinking";
    - flash, wink, twinkle, winkle

Derived forms: blinkings

See also: closed, shut, unmitigated

Type of: act involuntarily, act reflexively, hold back, inborn reflex, innate reflex, instinctive reflex, keep, keep back, physiological reaction, radiate, reflex, reflex action, reflex response, restrain, unconditioned reflex

Encyclopedia: Blinking

Blink, David