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verb [intransitive]     squint pronunciation in British English
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present tense
present participlesquinting
past tensesquinted
past participlesquinted
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  1. 1
    to close your eyes slightly and try to see something, either because of a bright light or because your eyes do not work very well

    She screwed her eyes up, squinting because of the glare.

    squint at:

    He squinted at her in the sun.

  2. 2
    to have the medical condition called a squint

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