Meaning of “leer” in the English Dictionary

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leerverb [ I ]

us /lɪər/

to look at someone in an unpleasant or offensive way:

He was leering at her.
noun [ C ] us /lɪər/

She plays Mae West down to her trademark verbal leer.

(Definition of “leer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)