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squint at someone or something

to look at someone or something with the eyes partly closed. (When squinting, the eyes are partly closed by pressing the upper and lower eyelids toward one another.) Why are you squinting at me? I had to squint at the small print in order to read it.
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squint out of something

 
1. to cast one's gaze from something, such as a place of concealment, with one's eyes partly closed. The prisoner squinted out of the little hatch in the door to his cell. You could see that many people were squinting out of the windows, trying to get a good view of the movie star who was visiting.
2. to cast one's gaze through something, such as glasses, one eye, etc., with one's eyes partly closed. she squinted out of one eye in the bright sun. Tony squinted out of his glasses and his mother decided that he needed to have his eyes checked again.
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Buyers strained their necks to look into, under and behind machinery, sifted sand through knowing fingers, touched abrasives, timed equipment cycles and squinted at luminous computer screens.
SANTA CLARITA - Barbara Florentine and Billy Sim squinted through a double-headed microscope in the hospital's pathology department, exchanging observations and comments about the pink and purple cells.
SANTA CLARITA - Planning Commissioner Dennis Ostrom squinted into the late afternoon sun, waving his arm to indicate where Golden Valley Road will be extended from Sierra Highway to Green Mountain Road.
Minutes before the third race at Santa Anita on Wednesday, jockey Patrick Valenzuela gave a thumbs up, stepped from the shadows of the saddling barn and squinted into the bright sunlight.
And they squinted outside in the sun to peer up at the Doppler Weather Radar Display tower standing 80 feet high.
Two library regulars, Stu Berggren, 80, and Ruth Fischbach, 72, squinted into the display cases and chuckled at the jelly-bean portrait during their visit Friday.
I squinted my eyes, scanning every sign and praying I wouldn't miss my exit.
Neighbor Casey Logan, 15, squinted in the midday sun and watched reporters gathering information.