verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of squint
OTHER WORDS FROM squintsquinter, nounsquint·ing·ly, adverbsquint·ing·ness, nounun·squint·ing, adjective
How to use squint in a sentence
I squinted at the spot, about five meters up the tree trunk, and saw only a brown knob speckled with gray.On a cool night in Malaysia, scientists track mysterious colugos across the treetops|Yao-Hua Law|November 20, 2020|Science News
I squinted and tried to make out the tangerine-hued tendrils that snaked their way across the ground under a veil of hot steam.
In a year already turned upside down by the coronavirus and economic upheaval, students were refreshing their screens, squinting at results and trying to make sense of the most consequential election of their young lives.During election week like no other, teachers help students make sense of it all|Joe Heim, Hannah Natanson, Valerie Strauss|November 7, 2020|Washington Post
You don’t need to squint when you’re looking for a blinding flash.Astronomers have traced mysterious radio waves to a source in our own galaxy|Charlie Wood|November 4, 2020|Popular Science
She squinted, blinked sporadically, and tilted her head, as if straining to wrestle answers from her brain.Jeopardy! Champion Julia Collins’s Brain Feels Like Mush|Sujay Kumar|November 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He squinted at my name-tag and, after finding out that I was a fiction writer, asked what kind of work I did.
At her side was her calf, which turned and squinted at us through baby eyes.Borana Joins the Fight to Save Kenya’s Rhinos…and Wants You to Help Too|Joanna Eede|February 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I will never forget the rays of January sunshine that I squinted into after those seven hours were finally over.
She squinted up and down 55th before someone yelled directions, and she walked eastward to find it.
No one had seen Konnel, apparently, so I went outside and squinted along the dim, narrow street.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe
He got up, planted both feet on it and teetered back and forth, chuckling up at Bud with his eyes squinted.Cabin Fever|B. M. Bower
He moved one of those pointers you see there, and squinted around at the different scales and dials, and then stepped back.Vanishing Point|C.C. Beck
O'Day squinted his eyes, his lips moving in silent calculation.From Place to Place|Irvin S. Cobb
Parr squinted at the huts, around the doors of which lounged the other men.The Devil's Asteroid|Manly Wade Wellman