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English definition of “eye”


noun [C]  /ɑɪ/ us  
one of the pair of organs of seeing in the faces of humans and animals: She has green eyes. The eye of a needle is the hole through which you put the thread.


verb [T]  /ɑɪ/ (present participle eyeing, past tense and past participle eyed) us  
to look closely at someone or something: She eyed the other passengers .
(Definition of eye from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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