squint /ˈskwɪnt/ 不及物動詞
1. Looking obliquely. Specifically: Med., not having the optic axes coincident; -- said of the eyes. See Squint, n., 2.
2. Fig.: Looking askance. “Squint suspicion.”
Squint, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Squinted; p. pr. & vb. n. Squinting.]
1. To see or look obliquely, asquint, or awry, or with a furtive glance.
Some can squint when they will. --Bacon.
2. Med. To have the axes of the eyes not coincident; to be cross-eyed.
3. To deviate from a true line; to run obliquely.
4. To have an indirect bearing, reference, or implication; to have an allusion to, or inclination towards, something.
Yet if the following sentence means anything, it is a squinting toward hypnotism. --The Forum.
Squint, v. t.
1. To turn to an oblique position; to direct obliquely; as, to squint an eye.
2. To cause to look with noncoincident optic axes.
He . . . squints the eye, and makes the harelid. --Shak.
1. The act or habit of squinting.
2. Med. A want of coincidence of the axes of the eyes; strabismus.
3. Arch. Same as Hagioscope.
adj : (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as
if with doubt or suspicion or envy; "her eyes with
their misted askance look"- Elizabeth Bowen; "sidelong
glances" [syn: askance, askant, asquint, squint-eyed,
n : abnormal alignment of one or both eyes [syn: strabismus]
v 1: partly close one's eyes; "The children squinted to frighten
each other" [syn: squinch, cross one's eyes]
2: be cross-eyed; have a squint or strabismus