noun

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    parpadeo masculine
    pestañeo masculine
    there wasn't a blink of surprise when I told them ni pestañearon cuando se lo dije
    • to be on the blink no marchar
    • to go on the blink estropearse
    • Michael brushed his hand across his sleepy eyes and gave a heavy blink and then looked again.
    • A couple of blinks as he looks from the man next to them to Rama and back…
    • In a single blink, Justine had analyzed him and the situation she was in.
    • Trials with excessive eye movements, blinks, or blockage were rejected.
    • The blinks and other movements of her eyes, the occasional smiles, the sleep-wake pattern are all typical of a vegetative condition, manifesting reflex reactions, not consciousness.
    • Rachel and Annette both halted and turned, Rachel giving a blink of surprise at the tall and handsome man approaching.
    • It is now well-known that in order to observe a blink, the first target must be masked.
    • A cat will say ‘hello’ with a slow blink, the polite cat will look away after it has blinked.
    • Voters are seen as a strange and volatile lot, who could turn bad at the blink of an eye.
    • Vicki caught his blink of shock and silently began to pray that he could help them.
    • It is an eye open to the reader as it translates its complex turns, blinks, and refraction onto the page.
    • In a projected image of a street scene various items are removed and displaced (seemingly at random) between tenth-of-a-second artificial blinks.
    • Now, with a mind that is probably as sharp as it ever was, the only movements she can make are blinks and small yawns.
    • But she watched her mother blink in surprise and take an involuntary step back away from her.
    • With a startled blink, Ana looked behind her to find none other then the orange pig-tailed little girl.
    • The blue eyes closed, staying shut longer and tighter than a blink would require.
    • So far as the vehicles go, colors can be changed in what amounts to a physical blink of an eye.
    • Tying a balloon at the gate to the zoo, he catches the blink of a cashier before she rings up another fee, hungers for the moment a turtle slips into water.
    • I take long blinks and rarely look at the camera's screen.
    • Last night it emerged that police may seek to interview the girl even though she can only communicate using blinks and facial expressions.

intransitive verb

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    (person/eye) pestañear
    (person/eye) parpadear
    (light) parpadear
    if you blink, you'll miss it! si te descuidas, te lo pierdes
    • he didn't even blink ni se inmutó

transitive verb

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    (eye) guiñar
    (eye) picar Colombia
    (light) encender y apagar
    to blink away tears parpadear tratando de contener las lágrimas
    • to blink back tears contener las lágrimas