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English Dictionary: blinking by the DICT Development Group
2 results for blinking
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
blinking
adj
  1. closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly; "he stood blinking in the bright sunlight"
    Synonym(s): blinking, winking
  2. informal intensifiers; "what a bally (or blinking) nuisance"; "a bloody fool"; "a crashing bore"; "you flaming idiot"
    Synonym(s): bally(a), blinking(a), bloody(a), blooming(a), crashing(a), flaming(a), fucking(a)
n
  1. a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly [syn: blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictitation, nictation]
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.
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