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eyeball
American English: /ˈaɪˌbɔl/
British English: /ˈʌɪbɔːl/

Translation of eyeball in Spanish:

noun

  • (Anatomy) to meet eyeball to eyeball with somebody [colloquial]
    enfrentarse cara a cara con alguien
    to be up to one's eyeballs in something
    estar hasta aquí de algo [colloquial]
    I'm up to my eyeballs in work
    estoy agobiada or hasta aquí de trabajo
    (before noun) an eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation
    un cara a cara
    Example sentences
    • The surgeon uses a wire speculum to retract the eyelids to expose the eyeball.
    • Instead it was a mixture of lips, eyelids, eyeballs, nostrils, udders, spare skin, throat, larynx and so forth.
    • The orbit is a socket for the eyeball, muscles, nerves, and vessels that are necessary for proper functioning of the eye.

transitive verb

  • (American English)
    mirar de arriba a abajo

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