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English Dictionary: blink by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
blink
n
  1. a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly [syn: blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictitation, nictation]
v
  1. briefly shut the eyes; "The TV announcer never seems to blink"
    Synonym(s): blink, wink, nictitate, nictate
  2. force to go away by blinking; "blink away tears"
    Synonym(s): wink, blink, blink away
  3. gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing"
    Synonym(s): flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Blink \Blink\, 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. [Scot.] --Jamieson.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Blink \Blink\, n. [OE. blink. See {Blink}, v. i. ]
      1. A glimpse or glance.
  
                     This is the first blink that ever I had of him.
                                                                              --Bp. Hall.
  
      2. Gleam; glimmer; sparkle. --Sir W. Scott.
  
                     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. pl. [Cf. {Blencher}.] (Sporting) Boughs cast where deer
            are to pass, to turn or check them. [Prov. Eng.]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Blink \Blink\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blinked}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Blinking}.] [OE. blenken; akin to dan. blinke, Sw. blinka,
      G. blinken to shine, glance, wink, twinkle, D. blinken to
      shine; and prob. to D. blikken to glance, twinkle, G. blicken
      to look, glance, AS. bl[c6]can to shine, E. bleak. [root]98.
      See {Bleak}; cf. 1st {Blench}.]
      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.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   blink vi.,n.   [now rare] To use a navigator or off-line message
   reader to minimize time spent on-line to a commercial network
   service (a necessity in many places outside the U.S. where the
   telecoms monopolies charge per-minute for local calls).   As of late
   1994, this term was said to be in wide use in the UK, but is rare or
   unknown in the US.   In early 2000 it was reported that the term had
   apparently passed out of use in the U.K.
  
  
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