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British English: /blɪŋk/
American English: /blɪŋk/

Translation of blink in French:


  • (of eye)
    battement (m) des paupières
    without a blink [figurative]

transitive verb

intransitive verb


in the blink of an eye

it's (gone) on the blink

c'est détraqué [informal]

Phrasal verbs

blink away

to blink away one's tears
battre des paupières pour s'arrêter de pleurer

blink at

blink at [something] 1.1 (overlook) 1.2 (be taken aback) he blinked at the size of the bill
il a tiqué en voyant la note [informal]

blink back

to blink back one's tears
retenir ses larmes en clignant des yeux
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