Translation of blink in Spanish:
- there wasn't a blink of surprise when I told themto be on the blink [colloquial]ni pestañearon cuando se lo dijeto go on the blinkno marcharno andar bien (Latin America)estropearsedescomponerse (Latin America)Example sentences
- 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.
- (light)if you blink, you'll miss it! [colloquial] [humorous]he didn't even blinksi te descuidas, te lo pierdesni pestañeóni se inmutóExample sentences
- 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.
- 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.
- (light)to blink away tearsencender y apagarto blink back tearsparpadear tratando de contener las lágrimascontener las lágrimasExample sentences
- 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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