- vt. 眨眼；使…闪烁
- vi. 眨眼；闪烁
- n. 眨眼；瞬间；闪光
- n. (Blink)人名；(德)布林克
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来自PIE *bhel, 照耀，闪光。指由于眩目而眨眼。-k, 硬化音。词源同blind.
- blink (v.)
- 1580s, perhaps from Middle Dutch blinken "to glitter," which is of uncertain origin, possibly, with German blinken "to gleam, sparkle, twinkle," from a nasalized form of base found in Old English blican "to shine, glitter" (see bleach (v.)).
Middle English had blynke (c. 1300) in the sense "a brief gleam or spark," perhaps a variant of blench "to move suddenly or sharply; to raise one's eyelids" (c. 1200), perhaps from the rare Old English blencan "deceive." Related: Blinked; blinking. The last, as a euphemism for a stronger word, is attested by 1914.
- blink (n.)
- 1590s, "a glance;" see blink (v.). As is the case with the verb, there is a similar word in Middle English, in use from c. 1300, that might represent a native form of the same root.
- 1. He developed a nervous twitch and began to blink constantly.
- 2. It was all over in the blink of an eye.
- 3. In a blink of an eye he had disappeared.
- 4. I can't hear the news since my radio went on the blink.
- 5. The blink of beacon could be seen for miles.
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