blink
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blink(
blihngk
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
1. (to open and close eyes)
a. parpadear
The waitress blinked and looked at me, confused.La camarera parpadeó y me miró, confundida.
b. pestañear
I apologized for interrupting, and the priest blinked and then continued on with the mass.Pedí perdón por haber interrumpido, y el cura pestañeó y siguió con la misa.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to turn off and on)
a. parpadear
The lights blinked twice, and then we lost power.Las luces parpadearon dos veces, y después se fue la electricidad.
3.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(to react)
a. inmutarse
The bandit shot a bullet right past the sheriff's ear, but he didn't even blink.El bandido disparó una bala que pasó junto a la oreja del comisario, pero este ni se inmutó.
b. mover un pelo
I caught my son eating the last cookie, but he just looked up at me without blinking.Pillé a mi hijo comiendo la última galleta, pero solo me volteó a ver sin mover un pelo.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (act of blinking)
a. el parpadeo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
Tears gushed from her eyes with every blink.Derramaba lágrimas de los ojos con cada parpadeo.
b. el pestañeo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
After a few blinks, whatever was irritating my eye washed out.Después de unos pestañeos, se salió lo que sea que me estaba irritando el ojo.
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blink
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
1. (of eyes)
a. el parpadeo m, pestañeo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
2. (colloquial)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
the TV is on the blink againya se ha vuelto a escacharrar la tele
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
3. (general)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
to blink one's eyesparpadear, pestañear
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
4. (person)
a. parpadear, pestañear
5. (lights)
a. parpadear
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blink [blɪŋk]
noun
[of eyes] parpadeo (m); (gleam) destello (m)
in the blink of an eye en un abrir y cerrar de ojos
It was all over in the blink of an eye The extreme mood swings resemble the normal state of infants, who go from tears to laughter, from happiness to fury in the blink of an eye
to be on the blink (TV) etc estar averiado
transitive verb
[+eyes] cerrar
intransitive verb
[+eyes] parpadear; pestañear; [+light] parpadear;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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