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squint

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
squintsquint1 /skwɪnt/ verb [intransitive]  1 LOOK ATto look at something with your eyes partly closed in order to see better Anna squinted in the sudden bright sunlight.squint at Stop squinting at the screen – put your glasses on.2 [not in progressive] British EnglishMI to have each eye looking in a slightly different direction
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Examples from the Corpus
squintShe smiled and squinted against the sun.He squinted ahead, suddenly indignant.Clayt Johnson whirled around, squinted and looked the man up and down.I squinted and transformed the galaxy into the dust of my dead skin.She squinted at the sign but couldn't read what it said.Driving down the narrow country road, Blackthorne squinted into the darkness.She and Cameron, arms around each other, facing the camera and squinting into the sunlight.He lay back down and squinted round.Ralph squinted, straining to see the speedometer.She screwed her own eyes up, squinting through the glare of sunlight on the window and the maze of display shelves.Bring your glasses or you'll have to squint through the whole movie.squint atMrs. Fanning squinted at the writing on the door.
Related topics: Illness & disability
squintsquint2 noun [singular]  1 MI especially British English a condition of your eye muscles that makes each eye look in a slightly different direction2 have/take a squint at something
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squintIf I remember, he was a dark young fellow, black hair and a squint in his right eye.Because a squint may be due to serious disease, its sudden appearance should always be taken seriously.That flaw replaced our smile with a squint on one long afternoon drive.It will mean fewer patients need stay in the infirmary for operations on cataracts and squints.She clutches her pocketbook nervously and squints into the shadows.But a constant squint in a baby under three months indicates a problem and you should speak to your doctor about it.Johnson gave the nest a little squint.Everyone will either sympathize with your terrible squint or think that you are offering some form of invitation.
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Verb table
squint
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysquint
he, she, itsquints
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysquinted
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave squinted
he, she, ithas squinted
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad squinted
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill squint
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have squinted
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam squinting
he, she, itis squinting
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you, we, theyare squinting
Past
I, he, she, itwas squinting
you, we, theywere squinting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been squinting
he, she, ithas been squinting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been squinting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be squinting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been squinting
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