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Synonyms for blink


on the blink

the blink of an eye


  • an instant
  • a second
  • a minute
  • no time
  • a flash
  • a moment
  • a split second
  • a tick
  • a twinkling
  • a trice
  • a jiffy
  • two shakes
  • a shake
  • two shakes of a lamb's tail
  • the bat of an eye

Synonyms for blink

to open and close the eyes rapidly

to shine with intermittent gleams

to pretend not to see

a brief closing of the eyes

Synonyms for blink

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And her mother Josephine leapt to her feet to give her very own standing ovation - Sienna spotting the gesture, smiling and appearing to blink back tears.
The sight of yellow ribbons tied around every tree lining Route 117 made me blink back tears as I drove to the service: frail bands of hope and love.
The Queen appeared to blink back tears yesterday as she took on her late mother's role at the opening of the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey.
Students get the "why" behind concepts like regrouping or fractions, Schiffano says, "At least several times a year, I blink back tears.