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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

References in classic literature ?
He turned his head and blinked at the men who shouted, at the same time wagging his stump of a tail good-naturedly.
He continued his plodding pursuit, though once, for the moment baffled, he came to a full stop and blinked at the men who looked on, at the same time wagging his stump of a tail as an expression of his willingness to fight.
Lyu compared the normal blinking range with that seen in fake videos and found that the subjects blinked a lot less than real counterparts.
For the Puff conditions, those who blinked in response to puffs had a significantly higher Blink reflex ratio compared to those who were not instructed to blink, t(25) = 2.26, P =.03.
From previous research, scientists knew that humans blinked more than is physiologically necessary to lubricate their eyes.
I saw him once on The Sportsman Channel, and I don't think he blinked for the entire show.