|Origin:||blinken 'to shine'|
1 [intransitive and transitive]HBH
to shut and open your eyes quickly:
I blinked as I came out into the sunlight.
if lights blink, they shine unsteadily or go on and off quickly:
The light on your answering machine is blinking.
to not seem at all surprised:
When I told her how much it would cost, she didn't even blink.
to shut and open your eyes in order to get rid of tears:
Lynn laughed, blinking back unexpected tears.