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English definition of “squint”

squint

verb [I] uk   /skwɪnt/ us  
to partly close your eyes in order to see more clearly: The sun was shining straight in her eyes and made her squint.

squint

noun [C] uk   /skwɪnt/ us  

squint noun [C] (EYE CONDITION)

a condition caused by a weakness of the eye muscles that makes the eyes look in different directions from each other: As a child she wore thick glasses and had a bad squint.

squint noun [C] (LOOK)

informal old-fashioned a quick look: "The back wheel of my bike doesn't seem straight." "I'll have/take a squint at it if you like."
(Definition of squint from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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