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

Translation of blink in Spanish:

noun

  • there wasn't a blink of surprise when I told them
    ni pestañearon cuando se lo dije
    to be on the blink [colloquial]
    no marchar
    no andar bien (Latin America)
    to go on the blink
    estropearse
    descomponerse (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.

intransitive verb

  • (eye/person)
    (light)
    if you blink, you'll miss it! [colloquial] [humorous]
    si te descuidas, te lo pierdes
    he didn't even blink
    ni pestañeó
    ni se inmutó
    Example 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.
    Example sentences
    • 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.

transitive verb

  • (light)
    encender y apagar
    to blink away tears
    parpadear tratando de contener las lágrimas
    to blink back tears
    contener las lágrimas
    Example 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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