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noun [countable]     eye pronunciation in British English
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  1. 1
    one of the two body parts in your face that you use for seeing

    Close your eyes and go to sleep.

    He gazed into her eyes as she spoke.

    The suspect is in his twenties, with blond hair and blue eyes.

  2. 2
    used for talking about the expression on someone’s face

    He spoke to her with slight amusement in his eyes.

  3. 3
    used for saying that someone is looking at a person or thing
    eye on:

    I fixed my eye on the clock.

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  4. 4
    the calm area at the centre of a storm
  5. 5
    the hole at the top of a needle
  6. 6
    one of the spots on a potato that new growth comes from
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  7. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    have/keep your eyes on the prize to try very hard to succeed or get what you want

    Just try to keep your eyes on the prize and you'll never fail.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 15/05/2015
  8. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    with an eye on something paying special attention to something

    Every country watches a US presidential contest with an eye on its own interests.

    Submitted by Boris Marchenko from Russian Federation on 11/06/2016
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to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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the phenomenon by which an incompetent person is too incompetent to understand his own incompetence

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