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"eye" in British English

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eyenoun [C]

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  • eye noun [C] (BODY PART)

A1 one of the two organs in your face that are used for seeing: He has no sight in his left eye. She's got beautiful green eyes. He closed his eyes and went to sleep.

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eyeverb [T]

uk   //  us   // (present participle eyeing or eying, past tense and past participle eyed)
(Definition of eye from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"eye" in American English

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eyenoun [C]

 us   /ɑɪ/
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.

eyeverb [T]

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

"eye" in Business English

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eyenoun [C]

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be the eyes and ears of sb/sth (also be sb's/sth's eyes and ears)
to help a person or organization by telling them about important events or changes that might affect their particular industry or activity: Corporate brokers are supposed to act as a company's eyes and ears in the marketplace. New security measures are calling on all airport and airline employees to become the "eyes and ears" of the airport and report all suspicious activity
(Definition of eye from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“eye” in British English

“eye” in American English

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