Từ điển trực tuyến - Online Dictionary

English - Vietnamese Dictionary
blink /bliɳk/
  • danh từ
    • cái nháy mắt, cái chớp mắt
    • ánh lửa chập chờn, ánh lửa lung linh, ánh sáng nhấp nháy
    • ánh băng (phản chiếu lên chân trời) ((cũng) ice blink)
    • (nghĩa bóng) cái nhìn qua, cái nhìn thoáng
    • on the blink
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ), (từ lóng) trong tình trạng xấu, trong tình trạng rối loạn lộn xộn
    • hấp hối, sắp chết
    • say khướt, say bí tỉ
    • nội động từ
      • nháy mắt, chớp mắt
      • chập chờn, lung linh, nhấp nháy (ánh sáng)
      • bật đèn, nhấp nháy
      • nhắm mắt lam ngơ
        • to blink at someone's fault: nhắm mắt làm ngơ trước lỗi lầm của ai
    • nội động từ
      • nháy, chớp (mắt); bật (đèn) nhấp nháy
      • nhắm mắt trước (vấn đề); tránh, lẩn tránh
        • to blink the facts: không thấy sự thật, nhắm mắt trước sự thật
        • to blink the question: lẩn tránh vấn đề
    Concise Dictionary
    +a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly
    +briefly shut the eyes
    +force to go away by blinking
    +gleam or glow intermittently

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 wink, flicker, Technical nictitate:
    She blinked in the strong light.
    2 twinkle, flicker, gleam, glimmer, shimmer, flash, sparkle, scintillate, coruscate:
    A billion stars blinked in the wintry sky.
    3 flinch, wince, shrink, quail, blench, recoil, start, move:
    She didn't even blink when she had the injection.
    4 blink at. wink at, ignore, overlook, disregard:
    That inspector has been known to blink at health violations.
    5 wink, flicker:
    He switched the cards in the blink of an eye.
    6 on the blink. Colloq out of order, broken, in disrepair, not working or operating, not operational, Slang US out of whack, on the fritz:
    The fridge is on the blink again.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    verb, noun
    + verb
    1 when you blink or blink your eyes or your eyes blink, you shut and open your eyes quickly: [V] He blinked in the bright sunlight. + Lucy blinked at him in astonishment. + I'll be back before you can blink (= very quickly). + When I told him the news he didn't even blink (= showed no surprise at all). [also VN]
    Compare: WINK
    2 [V] to shine with an unsteady light; to flash on and off: Suddenly a warning light blinked.
    Phrasal Verbs: blink sth<->away / back to try to control tears or clear your eyes by blinking: She bravely blinked back her tears.
    + noun [usually sing.] the act of shutting and opening your eyes very quickly
    Idioms: in the blink of an eye very quickly; in a short time
    on the blink (informal) (of a machine) no longer working correctly
    Collocation Dictionary


    He blinked hard and forced a smile.
    | rapidly


    She blinked at him, astonished.
    | in/with
    He blinked in surprise.


    blink away a tear, blink back tears
    She had to blink back her tears before she continued her story.
    | blink your eyes/your eyes blink

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