blink

[ blingk ]
/ blɪŋk /
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verb (used without object)

verb (used with object)

noun

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Idioms for blink

    on the blink, not in proper working order; in need of repair: The washing machine is on the blink again.

Origin of blink

First recorded in 1250–1300; Middle English blinken (verb), variant of blenken “to quail, shrink back, blench” (see blench1); cognate with Dutch, German blinken

synonym study for blink

1. See wink1.
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British Dictionary definitions for blink

blink
/ (blɪŋk) /

verb

noun

Word Origin for blink

C14: variant of blench 1; related to Middle Dutch blinken to glitter, Danish blinke to wink, Swedish blinka
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Idioms and Phrases with blink

blink

see on the blink.

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