Predicate: blink

Roleset id: blink.01 , close eyes for a second, Source: , vncls: , framnet:

blink.01: BLINK-V NOTES: Frames file for 'blink' based on sentences in wsj. Verbnet entry wink-40.3.1-1, hiccup-40.1.1. Framenet entry Body_movement. (from blink.01-v)


blink (v.)


        Arg0-PAG: blinker (vnrole: 40.3.1-1-Agent, 40.1.1-Agent)
        Arg1-PPT: eyes, usually unstated (vnrole: 40.3.1-1-Patient)

Example: transitive

        person: third,  tense: present,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        You look around at professional ballplayers or accountants ... and nobody blinks an eye.

        Arg0: nobody
        Rel: blinks
        Arg1: an eye

Example: intransitive

        person: ns,  tense: past,  aspect: ns,  voice: active,  form: full

        The White House had the perfect case, but Congress blinked before it could go to court.

        Arg0: Congress
        Rel: blinked
        Argm-tmp: before it could go to court