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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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THE Queen blinked back tears as she attended a Remembrance service at Westminster Abbey yesterday.
Several blinked back tears, then cheered and applauded as Dr Brantly and his wife made their way from the room.
Runner up Jorgie, 24, blinked back tears, saying: "It's so emotional, so extreme.
LOVED ones today blinked back tears to pay tribute to a popular teenager "who lit up the lives of everybody who met him".
Their children, son and heir Prince Albert II, and Princesses Caroline and Stephanie, blinked back tears as Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings mournfully echoed through the 19th-century cathedral overlooking the sea.
He blinked back tears as he said: 'He always told us for America the best is yet to come.
Christi Davis, whose husband of two weeks is being deployed, blinked back tears.
John blinked back tears at the presentation but he joined the laughter when Charlotte turned down a kiss from Ronan.
Burgess blinked back tears as she was bailed to appear at Bristol Crown Court on April 7 for sentencing.
STARE at the face of little Lucas and behind the blinked back tears you see a look of total confusion.
Sub officer Mark Smith, who was called to the scene with Mr Miller, blinked back tears as he spoke of the respect and affection his colleague and friend of 25 years inspired.