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squint

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adjective \ˈskwint\

Definition of squint

  1. 1 of an eye :  looking or tending to look obliquely or askance (as with envy or disdain)

  2. 2 of the eyes :  not having the visual axes parallel :  crossed



Origin of squint

Middle English asquint


First Known Use: 1579

Rhymes with squint


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squint

verb

Simple Definition of squint

  • : to look at something with your eyes partly closed

  • : to cause (your eyes) to partly close

  • : to have a medical condition that makes your eyes unable to look in the same direction

Full Definition of squint

  • intransitive verb
    1. 1a :  to have an indirect bearing, reference, or aimb :  to deviate from a true line

    2. 2a :  to look in a squint-eyed mannerb :  to be cross-eyedc :  to look or peer with eyes partly closed

    3. transitive verb
    4. :  to cause (an eye) to squint

    squint·er noun
    squint·ing·ly play \ˈskwin-tiŋ-lē\ adverb

    Examples of squint

    1. She had to squint to read the small print.

    2. He squinted through the haze of smoke.

    3. I had to squint my eyes to focus on the tiny letters.

    4. I noticed that he squints.



    1599

    First Known Use of squint

    1599


    3

    squint

    noun

    Simple Definition of squint

    • : a condition in which you are looking at something with your eyes partly closed : an act of squinting

    • : a medical condition in which your eyes are unable to look in the same direction

    • : a quick look

    Full Definition of squint

    1. 1 :  strabismus

    2. 2 :  an instance of squinting

    3. 3 :  hagioscope

    squinty play \ˈskwin-tē\ adjective

    Examples of squint

    1. Her gaze narrowed into a squint.



    Circa 1652

    First Known Use of squint

    circa 1652



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