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leer

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verb \ˈlir\

Definition of leer

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to cast a sidelong glance; especially :  to give a leer <Some female employees complained that they were being leered at by male employees.>

leeringly

play \ˈlir-iŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of leer in a sentence

  1. She complained that some disgusting man was leering at her.

  2. He gave her a leering look.

Origin and Etymology of leer

probably from obsolete leer cheek


First Known Use: 1530


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leer

noun

Definition of leer

  1. :  a lascivious, knowing, or wanton look

Origin and Etymology of leer

see 1leer


First Known Use: 1598


LEER Defined for English Language Learners

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leer

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verb \ˈlir\

Definition of leer for English Language Learners

  • : to look at someone in an evil or unpleasantly sexual way


LEER Defined for Kids

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leer

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verb \ˈlir\

Definition of leer for Students

leered

leering

  1. :  to look with an unpleasant, mean, or eager glance


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leer

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noun

Definition of leer for Students

  1. :  an unpleasant, mean, or eager glance



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