verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
Origin of squint
Examples from the Web for squint
You have to squint very hard to make the novel begin to line up with reality.American Dreams: How Bush Shaped Our Reading of Roth’s ‘The Plot Against America’|Nathaniel Rich|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yekaterina Samutsevich tried not to squint in the bright light of the studio lamps.
If you squint, you can see the Home Depot behind it gleaming bright and orange in the clear Texas air.
The crazed woman of the graveyards was Squint's lunatic wife, ready to kill, if necessary, for a husband who beat her.The Cross-Cut|Courtney Ryley Cooper
"So I will, take a squint at that and see what you think of it," said Dan, glad to show off his precious microscope.Little Men|Louisa May Alcott
So each of us in turn lay down in the snow and took a squint.Inca Land|Hiram Bingham
And there was no longer anything disagreeable in the sailor's squint.
And now she had to recant publicly, and confess that there was no squint at all.The Chaplain of the Fleet|Walter Besant and James Rice
British Dictionary definitions for squint
Word Origin for squint
Word Origin and History for squint
1560s, shortened form of asquint (q.v.). The verb is attested from 1590s; the noun from 1650s. Related: Squinted; squinting.