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  Dictionary Definition of blip

blip
noun
1. a spot of light on a radar screen indicating the position of an aeroplane, submarine, or other object.
2. a brief electronic noise produced by a computer, often accompanied by a visual cue in the form of a flashing spot of light on the screen, which indicates that some process is under way.
3. a small movement out of an established pattern which is quickly restored.
-- verb (i) ( blipped, blipping )
4. to make a small noise or flash.
-- phrase
5. blip the throttle, to depress the accelerator pedal of a motor vehicle for a brief period of time while the gears are not engaged, causing the engine to speed up and die down in a short burst.
[expressive of short, sharp movement]