blink1

Pronunciation: /blɪŋk/

n

  • parpadeo (m), pestañeo (m) there wasn't a blink of surprise when I told them ni pestañearon cuando se lo dije to be on the blink [colloquial/familiar] no marchar, no andar* bien (AmL) to go on the blink estropearse, descomponerse* (AmL)
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    • I take long blinks and rarely look at the camera's screen.
    • 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.
    • Voters are seen as a strange and volatile lot, who could turn bad at the blink of an eye.

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

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vi

  • [eye/person] pestañear, parpadear; [light] parpadear if you blink, you'll miss it! [colloq & hum] si te descuidas, te lo pierdes he didn't even blink ni pestañeó, ni se inmutó
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    • She waited for it to go away; she blinked, shut her eyes and opened them again to no avail.
    • He opened his eyes and quickly blinked as the rainwater seeped into his eyes.
    • He blinked quickly and then turned to look at the half open door where his mother was leaning inside.
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    • She lay there for a few seconds before blinking the tears back.
    • Emily found her eyes full of tears, and blinked them back.
    • Her gray eyes filled with tears, but she blinked them back resolutely.
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    • Well, purchasing power is up for sure and nobody blinks at a thousand rupees for a ticket anymore.
    • Why, he asks, does wearing the swastika attract widespread scorn, while no one blinks at the person wearing a hammer and sickle on his baseball cap?
    • Neither mother nor child even blinked at the scene they created.
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    • The overhead lights blinked once, then went out, casting the compartment in darkness.
    • A red light began blinking and flashing in the room, and an alarm went berserk.
    • At night all the lights blink and flash, and you can hear waves of screams from the rides.
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    • It looks like they're playing chicken to see who's going to blink first.
    • On the matter of generic pharmaceuticals, it seems to be a case of who blinks first.
    • Another area where enterprise customers blink is multiple sources.

vt

  • [eye] guiñar, picar* (Col) ; [light] encender* y apagar* to blink away tears parpadear tratando de contener las lágrimas to blink back tears contener* las lágrimas

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.