squint at (someone or something)

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squint at (someone or something)

To purse one's eyelids half-shut while looking at someone or something. If you squint at Sarah, you might just mistake her for her mother. I've been squinting at this fine print for nearly 10 minutes trying to read it all.
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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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chins trembling as they squinted at the highest railing,
I met the elderly farmer and his wife, and I asked them, "How is it that your produce always looks so big and beautiful?" The farmer squinted at me for a moment.
Mole squinted at the crowd hurrying toward his newspaper office.
"My eyesight is just not as clear as it used to be." He squinted at a strange contraption across the room.
Dressed head to toe in black, the pale actress looked more like the Grim Reaper than a Hollywood superstar as she squinted at the cameraman during a night out with Lenny Kravitz in New York.
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.