squint

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squint(
skwihnt
)
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to narrow one's eyes)
a. entrecerrar los ojos
I squinted to read the menu without my glasses.Entrecerré los ojos para leer el menú sin los lentes.
b. entornar los ojos
She squinted to try to make out who it was coming over the hill in the distance.Entornó los ojos para intentar divisar quién venía por la cima del cerro a distancia.
2. (to be cross-eyed)
a. bizquear
Carolina has one weak eye, so she squints when she has her glasses off.Carolina tiene un ojo vago, por lo que bizquea cuando no trae los lentes.
3. (to look askance)
a. mirar de reojo
She squinted at the clock in the hall as she walked out the front door.Miró de reojo el reloj del pasillo al salir por la puerta principal.
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
4. (deviation of the gaze of one eye)
a. la bizquera
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Some of the kids at school teased Jeff because of his squint.Algunos de los niños de la escuela le hacían burla a Jeff por su bizquera.
b. el estrabismo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
His grandmother was the first one to notice that he had a squint.Su abuela fue la primera en darse cuenta de que tenía estrabismo.
5. (quick look)
a. la miradita
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
I took a squint at your designs. They're very well done.Le eché una miradita a tus diseños. Están muy bien hechos.
b. el vistazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I'd appreciate you having a squint at my first draft.Te agradecería que le echaras un vistazo a mi primer borrador.
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squint
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (eye defect)
a.
to have a squinttener estrabismo, ser estrábico(a)
2. (quick look) (United Kingdom)
a. el ojeada f, vistazo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
to have a squint at somethingechar una ojeada a algo
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (have an eye defect)
a. tener estrabismo
4. (narrow one's eyes)
a. entrecerrar or entornar los ojos
to squint at something/somebodymirar algo/a alguien de reojo
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squint [skwɪnt]
noun
1 (Med) estrabismo (m)
to have a squint tener estrabismo; ser bizco; he has a terrible squint se le nota mucho que es bizco
2 (sidelong look) mirada (f) de soslayo; mirada (f) de reojo
let's have a squint déjame ver; have a squint at this mírame esto
intransitive verb
1 (Med) bizquear; ser bizco
2
to squint at sth (quickly) echar un vistazo a algo; (with half-closed eyes) mirar algo con los ojos entrecerrados; he squinted in the sunlight entrecerró los ojos por el sol
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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