from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That or who blinks or blink.
  • adj. Bloody (in the coarse slang sense)
  • v. Present participle of blink.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Winking with half-opened eyelids, as when the eyes cannot bear full light.
  • Having twinkling eyes.
  • n. In sporting, the fault in dogs of leaving the game as soon as it is found.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
  • adj. closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly
  • adj. informal intensifiers


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