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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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Songs to make you laugh, shout and blink back a surprise tear.
As they turn nine or 10 it's almost impossible to watch without having to blink back the tears every couple of minutes and rush out to hug your own kids during each ad break.
Andre was then asked a question about his tour and appeared to blink back tears as he said, his voice shaking: "I'd rather just stop this if that's all right?
I stare myself blind--shut lids green-black, magenta, cyan--and then blink back at this.