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2 verb
eye2 present participle eyeing or eying [transitive]
to look at someone or something carefully, especially because you do not trust them or because you want something:
The man behind the desk eyed us suspiciously.
A crowd of local children gathered around, eying us in silence.

eye somebody ↔ up

phrasal verb
informal to look at someone in a way that shows you think they are sexually attractive:
There was a group of lads at the bar, eyeing up every girl who walked in.

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