- To wink; to twinkle with, or as with, the eye."One eye was blinking, and one leg was lame." [Pope]
- 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.]
- 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.]
- To turn slightly sour, as beer, mild, etc.
Etymology: OE. blenken; akin to dan. blinke, Sw. blinka, G. blinken to shine, glance, wink, twinkle, D. blinken to shine; and prob. to D. blikken to glance, twinkle, G. blicken to look, glance, AS. blīcan to shine, E. bleak. √98. See Bleak; cf. 1st Blench