Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun blink

1 sense of blink

Sense 1
blink, eye blink, blinking, wink, winking, nictitation, nictation -- (a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly)
       => reflex, reflex response, reflex action, instinctive reflex, innate reflex, inborn reflex, unconditioned reflex, physiological reaction -- (an automatic instinctive unlearned reaction to a stimulus)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb blink

3 senses of blink

Sense 1
blink, wink, nictitate, nictate -- (briefly shut the eyes; "The TV announcer never seems to blink")
       => act involuntarily, act reflexively -- (act in an uncontrolled manner)

Sense 2
wink, blink, blink away -- (force to go away by blinking; "blink away tears")
       => suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, conquer, curb -- (to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires")

Sense 3
flash, blink, wink, twinkle, winkle -- (gleam or glow intermittently; "The lights were flashing")
       => radiate -- (cause to be seen by emitting light as if in rays; "The sun is radiating")

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