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blink

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Noun, Verb (usu participle), Verb (transitive), Verb (intransitive)

CIDE DICTIONARY

blinkv. i. [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. blīcan to shine, E. bleak. Bleak; cf. 1st Blench.].
  •  To wink; to twinkle with, or as with, the eye.  [1913 Webster]
    "One eye was blinking, and one leg was lame."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To see with the eyes half shut, or indistinctly and with frequent winking, as a person with weak eyes.  [1913 Webster]
    "Show me thy chink, to blink through with mine eyne."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To shine, esp. with intermittent light; to twinkle; to flicker; to glimmer, as a lamp.  [1913 Webster]
    "The dew was falling fast, the stars began to blink."  [1913 Webster]
    "The sun blinked fair on pool and stream ."  [1913 Webster]
  •  To turn slightly sour, as beer, mild, etc.  [1913 Webster]
blinkv. t. 
  •  To shut out of sight; to avoid, or purposely evade; to shirk; as, to blink the question.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To trick; to deceive.  Jamieson.  [1913 Webster]
blinkn. [OE. blink. See Blink, v. i. ].
  •  A glimpse or glance.  [1913 Webster]
    "This is the first blink that ever I had of him."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Gleam; glimmer; sparkle.  Sir W. Scott.  [1913 Webster]
    "Not a blink of light was there."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The dazzling whiteness about the horizon caused by the reflection of light from fields of ice at sea; ice blink.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Boughs cast where deer are to pass, to turn or check them.  [1913 Webster]

THESAURUS

blink

albedo, avoid, bat, bat the eyes, blench, blink at, blinking, broken, carefully ignore, cast, cold-shoulder, coruscate, coruscation, cringe, cut a corner, cut corners, disregard, dodge, draw back, duck, evade, fade, fall back, firefly, flash, flicker, flinch, fudge, funk, glance, gleam, glimmer, glimmering, glimpse, glisk, glisten, glister, glitter, glittering, glowworm, half an eye, hang back, ice sky, iceblink, ignore, in disrepair, incident light, jib, move, nictitate, on the blink, on the fritz, out of order, out of whack, overlook, pass over, pass over lightly, peek, peep, pull back, quail, quick sight, rapid glance, recoil, reel back, reflectance, reflection, retreat, scamp, scintilla, scintillate, scintillation, sheer off, shimmer, shimmering, shrink, shrink back, shy, sidestep, skim, skim over, skim the surface, skimp, skip over, slant, slight, slubber over, slur, slur over, snowblink, spangle, spark, sparkle, squiz, start, start aside, start back, stroboscopic light, swerve, tinsel, touch upon, touch upon lightly, turn aside, twinkle, twinkling, water sky, waterblink, weasel, weasel out, wince, wink, wink at

ROGET THESAURUS

blink

Irresolution

VB be irresolute, hang in suspense, keep in suspense, leave "ad referendum", think twice about, pause, dawdle, remain neuter, dillydally, hesitate, boggle, hover, dacker, hum and haw, demur, not know one's own mind, debate, balance, dally with, coquet with, will and will not, chaser-balancer, go halfway, compromise, make a compromise, be thrown off one's balance, stagger like a drunken man, be afraid, let 'I dare not' wait upon 'I would', falter, waver vacillate, change, retract, fluctuate, pendulate, alternate, keep off and on, play fast and loose, blow hot and cold, shuffle, palter, blink, trim.

Avoidance

VB abstain, refrain, spare, not attempt, not do, maintain the even tenor of one's way, eschew, keep from, let alone, have nothing to do with, keep aloof keep off, stand aloof, stand off, hold aloof, hold off, take no part in, have no hand in, avoid, shun, steer clear of, keep clear of, fight shy of, keep one's distance, keep at a respectful distance, keep out of the way, get out of the way, evade, elude, turn away from, set one's face against, deny oneself, shrink back, hang back, hold back, draw back, recoil, retire, flinch, blink, blench, shy, shirk, dodge, parry, make way for, give place to, beat a retreat, turn tail, turn one's back, take to one's heels, runaway, run for one's life, cut and run, be off like a shot, fly, flee, fly away, flee away, run away from, take flight, take to flight, desert, elope, make off, scamper off, sneak off, shuffle off, sheer off, break away, tear oneself away, slip away, slink away, steel away, make away from, scamper away from, sneak away from, shuffle away from, sheer away from, slip cable, part company, turn one's heel, sneak out of, play truant, give one the go by, give leg bail, take French leave, slope, decamp, flit, bolt, abscond, levant, skedaddle, absquatulat, cut one's stick, walk one's chalks, show a light pair of heels, make oneself scarce, escape, go away, abandon, reject, lead one a dance, lead one a pretty dance, throw off the scent, play at hide and seek, Adj, unsought, unattempted, avoiding, neutral, shy of, elusive, evasive, fugitive, runaway, shy, wild.

Dimsightedness

VB be dimsighted, see double, have a mote in the eye, have a mist before the eyes, have a film over the eyes, see through a prism, see through a glass darkly, wink, blink, nictitate, squint, look askant, askant askance, screw up the eyes, glare, glower, nictate, dazzle, loom.

Neglect

VB be negligent, take no care of &c (take care of), neglect, let slip, let go, lay aside, set aside, cst aside, put aside, keep out of sight, put out of sight, lose sight of, overlook, disregard, pass over, pas by, let pass, blink, wink at, connive at, gloss over, take no note of, take no thought of, take no account of, take no notice of, pay no regard to, laisser aller, scamp, trifle, fribble, do by halves, cut, slight, play with, trifle with, slur, skim, skim the surface, effleurer, take a cursory view of, slur over, skip over, jump over, slip over, pretermit, miss, skip, jump, omit, give the go-by to, push aside, pigeonhole, shelve, sink, table, ignore, shut one's eyes to, refuse to hear, turn a deaf ear to, leave out of one's calculation, not attend to, not mind, not trouble oneself about, not trouble one's head about, not trouble oneself with, forget, be caught napping, leave a loose thread, let the grass grow under one's feet, render neglectful, put off one's guard, throw off one's guard, distract, divert.


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