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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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Cecil, besieged by well wishers after his triumph, was understandably blinking back the tears as he returned to the winner's enclosure borne along on a wave of good will.
Blinking back tears as she described her painful and prolonged labour, Mrs Clarke claimed medical staff ignored her pleas for pain relief and surgery.
The hostage, who wore a black T-shirt, spoke directly into the camera, blinking back tears.
In the tape, a clearly distraught Hassan spoke directly into the camera, blinking back tears.
I knew it was her truck,'' said Perez, blinking back tears as he stood on the front lawn.
You sounded so good," she said, blinking back tears.
Hingis, blinking back tears, marched off court before the presentation.
When you learn that he and Steffi don't let their children attend tennis classes - and understand why- you'd have a heart of stone not to be blinking back tears.
ONE had to feel sorry for the woman, blinking back tears on camera as she described the "horror" of the Christmas floods that had engulfed her home.
Later, blinking back tears, Danny referred to Bo's mother, who is battling cancer.
Blinking back tears, landlady Olwyn McPhillips said: "I'm emotional, it's terrible.
As we emerge blinking back into the light, we'd just like to say 'thank you' to the Mail for a great year of filmgoing.
Blinking back the tears, blonde Verity entered cold storage where she will be preserved in readiness for the inevitable X Factor Tour.
Then, blinking back the hard Pacific light, he settles into a plastic deck chair.
Grant said: "I'm not an emotional person but I was blinking back tears when the chairman told me.