out of the corner of one's eye

Definition of out of the corner of one's eye

:to the side of where one is looking
  • I saw something moving out of the corner of my eye.

Word by Word Definitions

out play
  1. : in a direction away from the inside or center

  2. : outside

  3. : from among others

  1. : eject, oust

  2. : to identify publicly as being such secretly

  3. : to become publicly known

  1. used as a function word to indicate an outward movement

  1. : situated outside : external

  2. : out-of-bounds

  3. : situated at a distance : outlying

  1. : outside

  2. : one who is out of office or power or on the outside

  3. : an act or instance of putting a player out or of being put out in baseball

  1. : in a manner that exceeds or surpasses and sometimes overpowers or defeats

corner play
  1. : the point where converging lines, edges, or sides meet : angle

  2. : the place of intersection of two streets or roads

  3. : a piece designed to form, mark, or protect a corner

  1. : situated at a corner

  2. : used or fitted for use in or on a corner

  1. : to drive into a corner

  2. : to catch and hold the attention of especially to force an interview

  3. : to get a corner on

eye play
  1. : a specialized light-sensitive sensory structure of animals that in nearly all vertebrates, most arthropods, and some mollusks is the image-forming organ of sight

  2. : all the visible structures within and surrounding the orbit and including eyelids, eyelashes, and eyebrows

  3. : the faculty of seeing with eyes

  1. : to fix the eyes on : look at

  2. : contemplate, consider

  3. : to watch or study closely


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