Blink v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blinked p. pr. & vb. n. Blinking.]
1. To wink; to twinkle with, or as with, the eye.
One eye was blinking, and one leg was lame. --Pope
2. To see with the eyes half shut, or indistinctly and with frequent winking, as a person with weak eyes.
Show me thy chink, to blink through with mine eyne. --Shak.
3. To shine, esp. with intermittent light; to twinkle; to flicker; to glimmer, as a lamp.
The dew was falling fast, the stars began to blink. --Wordsworth.
The sun blinked fair on pool and stream . --Sir W. Scott.
4. To turn slightly sour, as beer, mild, etc.
adj 1: off-and-on; "the blinking signal light"
2: closing the eyes intermittently and rapidly; "he stood
blinking in the bright sunlight" [syn: winking]
3: (used of persons) informal intensifiers; "what a bally (or
blinking) nuisance"; "a bloody fool"; "a crashing bore";
"you flaming idiot" [syn: bally(a), blinking(a), bloody(a),
blooming(a), crashing(a), flaming(a), fucking(a)]
n : a reflex that closes and opens the eyes rapidly [syn: blink,
eye blink, wink, winking, nictitation, nictation]