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"blink" in British English

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blinkverb

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

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blinknoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /blɪŋk/
the ​act of blinking
(Definition of blink from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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blinkverb [I/T]

 us   /blɪŋk/
to ​close and ​open the ​eyesquickly, ​once or several ​times: [I] He ​stared at us without blinking. If a ​light blinks, it ​flashes off and on.
(Definition of blink from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “blink”
in Korean 눈을 깜빡이다…
in Arabic يَطْرِف…
in Malaysian kelip mata…
in French cligner des yeux…
in Russian моргать, мигать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 眨(眼睛), (光)閃爍…
in Italian battere le palpebre…
in Turkish hızlıca göz kırpmak, hızlı yanıp sönmek…
in Polish mrugać, migać, błyskać…
in Spanish parpadear, pestañear…
in Vietnamese chớp mắt…
in Portuguese piscar…
in Thai กะพริบตา…
in German blinzeln…
in Catalan parpellejar…
in Japanese まばたきする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 眨(眼睛), (光)闪烁…
in Indonesian mengejapkan mata…
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