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Definition 1: the act of squinting; looking with the eyes partly closed - [noun denoting act]

(squint is a kind of ...) the act of directing the eyes toward something and perceiving it visually

"he went out to have a look" "his look was fixed on her eyes" "he gave it a good looking at" "his camera does his looking for him"

Definition 2: abnormal alignment of one or both eyes - [noun denoting state]

Synonyms for squint in the sense of this definition

(squint is a kind of ...) an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies

(... is a kind of squint ) strabismus in which one or both eyes turn inward toward the nose

(... is a kind of squint ) strabismus in which one or both eyes are directed outward

Definition 3: cross one's eyes as if in strabismus - [verb of body]

Samples where squint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The children squinted so as to scare each other

Synonyms for squint in the sense of this definition

(squint is a kind of ...) contort the face to indicate a certain mental or emotional state

"He grimaced when he saw the amount of homework he had to do"

Definition 4: partly close one's eyes, as when hit by direct blinding light - [verb of body]

Samples where squint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The driver squinted as the sun hit his windshield

(squint is a kind of ...) have a certain outward or facial expression

"How does she look?" "The child looks unhappy" "She looked pale after the surgery"

Definition 5: be cross-eyed; have a squint or strabismus - [verb of perception]

(squint is a kind of ...) perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards

"She looked over the expanse of land" "Look at your child!" "Look--a deer in the backyard!"

Definition 6: (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where squint or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • her eyes with their misted askance look
  • sidelong glances

Synonyms for squint in the sense of this definition

(squint is similar to ...) not direct in spatial dimension; not leading by a straight line or course to a destination

"sometimes taking an indirect path saves time" "you must take an indirect course in sailing"

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