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squint

Saltos de línea: squint
Pronunciación: /skwɪnt
 
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Definición de squint en inglés:

verbo

1 [no object] Look at someone or something with one or both eyes partly closed in an attempt to see more clearly or as a reaction to strong light: the bright sun made them squint
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • I heard a humming and the dozen fluorescent lights started to flicker on and I blinked, squinting at the bright light.
  • Shading my eyes from the glare of the sun, I squinted to see more clearly.
  • Though smiling, he was squinting hard in the strong light and looked distinctly uncomfortable.
Sinónimos
screw up one's eyes, narrow one's eyes, look with/through narrowed eyes, peer, blink
rare squinny
1.1 [with object] Partly close (one’s eyes) in an attempt to see more clearly or as a reaction to strong light: he squinted sleepy eyes against the sudden light
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Ivya grew closer and closer, squinting her eyes to make out the figure.
  • The door slammed closed and he squinted his eyes against the pain.
  • Stifling a cry, I squinted my eyes closed and bit my lower lip.
2 [no object] Have eyes that look in different directions: Melanie did not squint
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Children with lazy eye may squint, look cross-eyed, or tilt their head to see things.
Sinónimos
be cross-eyed, have a squint;
Scottish be skelly
technical suffer from strabismus, be strabismic
British informal be boss-eyed
2.1(Of a person’s eye) have a deviation in the direction of its gaze: her left eye squinted slightly
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The process of exclusion affects not only the squinting eye, but also in part the one that does not squint.

sustantivo

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1 [in singular] A permanent deviation in the direction of the gaze of one eye: I had a bad squint
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It is usually caused by a squint in one eye, which means the eyes look in different directions.
  • If corrective spectacles are not worn this convergent squint may become permanent.
  • Strabismic amblyopia usually presents with a visible squint, but refractive amblyopia or a small angle strabismus may not be detected until it is too late for treatment to be effective.
Sinónimos
British informal boss-eye
technical strabismus
2 [in singular] informal A quick or casual look: let me have a squint
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • A quick squint at lunchtime allows residents of this upmarket pile to decide whether or not there is someone sufficiently interesting there to make the short walk down the Mound worthwhile.
  • And a quick squint at his press clippings suggests that the way he earns his living is indeed scandalous.
  • A quick squint in my mirror and I can just make out a Caterham hurtling up behind me.
Sinónimos
look, glance, peep, peek, glimpse;
view, examination, study, inspection, scan, sight
Australian/New Zealand informal geek, squiz
3An oblique opening through a wall in a church permitting a view of the altar from an aisle or side chapel.
Example sentences
  • The squint in the title of the play at Chelsea Theatre, is mainly one of those narrow slots in a wall in mediaeval churches where people excluded from the service can watch the Mass.
  • There is a blocked squint, of uncertain date, in the north wall just as you enter the chancel around which careful searching will reveal some Civil War graffiti.
  • The squint gave a view of the altar to parishioners sitting in the lost north transept.

adjetivo

chiefly Scottish Volver al principio  
Not straight or level: the squint bottom edge of the puzzle
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Only a squint nose - it's been battered over the years - suggests that he's a rugby player.
  • I thought you were laughing at my squint eyes and pronounced limp.
  • We've spent a lot of time measuring everything and I don't think it could be any straighter (note that the lawn has a squint edge so it would be a mistake to use that as a reference).

Origen

mid 16th century (in the sense 'squinting', as in squint-eyed): shortening of asquint.

Derivados

squinter

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • The squinters usually continue their surveillance in silence for a moment or two.
  • Furthermore, surveys of Americans between the ages of 24 and 35 tell us that squinters are boring and unattractive.
  • Whether blind as bats or merely squinters, people with less than 20/20 vision endure a lot to improve their view of the world.

squinty

2
adjetivo (squintier, squintiest)
[often in combination]: squinty-eyed
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Stoic and economical in his movements, expressing emotional pain through tight-lipped grimaces and squinty eyes, Mortenson is the perfect cowboy hero.
  • Elam's portrayals of sinister thugs, gangsters and gunslingers were aided immeasurably by his squinty, wandering left eye.
  • And even as I am relating this story I know you are looking upon me with great anger in your squinty, beady eyes.

Words that rhyme with squint

asquint, bint, clint, dint, flint, glint, hint, imprint, lint, mint, misprint, print, quint, skint, splint, sprint, stint, tint

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