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blink

verb uk   /blɪŋk/ us  
B2 [I or T] When you blink, you close and then open your eyes quickly once or several times, and when an eye blinks, it does this: You've got something in your eye - try blinking a few times. [I] literary If a light blinks, it flashes on and off.
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blink

noun [C usually singular] uk   /blɪŋk/ us  
the act of blinking
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