Squinted
Squint 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. [1913 Webster]

Some can squint when they will. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

2. (Med.) To have the axes of the eyes not coincident; to be cross-eyed. [1913 Webster]

3. To deviate from a true line; to run obliquely. [1913 Webster]

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. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

5. To look with the eyes partly closed. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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