blicken

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bliknen (to glitter, grow pale), from Old Norse blíkna (to become pale). Influenced by Middle English bliken (to shine), from Old English blīcan (to shine, glitter, gleam). More at blike, blick.

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blicken (third-person singular simple present blickens, present participle blickening, simple past and past participle blickened)

  1. (intransitive) To become pale.
  2. (intransitive) To shine.

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German blicken, from Old High German blicchen, from Proto-West Germanic *blik, from Proto-Germanic *bliką (look).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈblɪkŋ̩/, /ˈblɪkən/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɪkŋ̩

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blicken (weak, third-person singular present blickt, past tense blickte, past participle geblickt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to look (usually in a certain direction toward something)
    Blick aus dem Fenster.Look out the window.
  2. (colloquial) to get, to understand [from 1990s]
    Synonyms: begreifen; see also Thesaurus:begreifen
    Du blickst es einfach nicht.You simply don't get it.

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blicken

  1. definite singular of blick