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eye contact

noun [U] uk   us  
C2 the situation in which two people look at each other's eyes at the same time: He's very shy and never makes eye contact. If you're telling the truth, why are you avoiding eye contact with me?
Translations of “eye contact”
in Chinese (Traditional) 目光接觸…
in Russian взгляд в глаза…
in Turkish göz teması…
in Chinese (Simplified) 目光接触…
in Polish kontakt wzrokowy…
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