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black eyenoun [C]

 us   /ˈblæk ˈɑɪ/
darkcoloredskin around the eye from being ​injured or ​hit: fig. The ​controversy gave him a ​political black eye.
(Definition of black eye from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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black eyenoun [C]

uk   us  
an ​area of ​skin around the ​eye that has gone ​dark because it has been ​hit: He had a ​fight at ​school and came ​home with a ​blackeye.
(Definition of black eye from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “black eye”
in Chinese (Simplified) 被打或撞成的青肿眼眶…
in Turkish gözü mosmor…
in Russian подбитый глаз…
in Chinese (Traditional) 被打或撞成的青腫眼眶…
in Polish podbite oko…
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