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blink

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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blinkblink1 /blɪŋk/ ●●○ verb  1 [intransitive, transitive]HBH to shut and open your eyes quickly I blinked as I came out into the sunlight.2 [intransitive]SHINE if lights blink, they shine unsteadily or go on and off quickly The light on your answering machine is blinking.3 not (even) blink4 before you could blink5 blink back/away tears
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Examples from the Corpus
blinkWhen I got in, the message light on my answering machine was blinking.He went over to her and saw that her eyes were staring into the sun without blinking.He blinked as he walked out into the bright sunshine.Cranston tightened his lips, blinking his eyes furiously as he always did when the tears threatened to return.The neon lights on the theater blinked red and blue.Williams blinked repeatedly throughout the process, Groves said.That is, the rabbit still blinks to the air puff but not to the tone.Blood had begun to run into the corner of his eye and he blinked to try and clear his vision.Paige blinked up at the furious male figure above her.
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blinkblink2 noun  1 on the blink2 in the blink of an eye3 [countable]HBH the action of quickly shutting and opening your eyes
Examples from the Corpus
blinkIn the corner of his eye Ezra saw the answer light, a blink in open water.The mayor declared with nary a blink.Every blink conforms to the causal laws of this physical movement.Just a slow blink and a shuffling step backward.I had read somewhere that all the greatest discoveries had been made in the blink of an eye.
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Verb table
blink
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyblink
he, she, itblinks
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyblinked
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave blinked
he, she, ithas blinked
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad blinked
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill blink
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have blinked
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam blinking
he, she, itis blinking
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you, we, theyare blinking
Past
I, he, she, itwas blinking
you, we, theywere blinking
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been blinking
he, she, ithas been blinking
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been blinking
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be blinking
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been blinking
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