1. [ verb ] briefly shut the eyes
Synonyms: wink nictate nictitate

"The TV announcer never seems to blink"

Related terms: act_involuntarily bat palpebrate winker
2. [ verb ] force to go away by blinking
Synonyms: blink_away wink

"blink away tears"

Related terms: suppress
3. [ verb ] gleam or glow intermittently
Synonyms: flash wink twinkle winkle

"The lights were flashing"

Related terms: emit_light flicker glint blinker twinkle
4. [ noun ] (biology,medicine) a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
Synonyms: blinking nictation nictitation wink winking eye_blink
Related terms: reflex palpebration wink
Similar spelling:   blinks