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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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Viewers will see the crowd jump to their feet while guest judge Kelly Brook blinks back tears and Amanda Holden, who was a wannabe child star herself, gushes: "It was like looking in the mirror.
EMOTIONAL: Anthea blinks back the tears on TV as she remembers the controversy that ruined her career; WEDDED BLISS: But marriage to Powell ended; ONCE BITTEN: Anthea and Grant in the Flake picture circulated by OK
And bare-chested Stuart Pearce, symbol of England's fighting spirit, blinks back the emotion of a night when his team thrilled the nation - and had glory snatched away.