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    Does she squint ?

    Is "Does she squint ?" a correct way of asking is she is looking cross-eyed ?

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    Re: Does she squint ?

    No. Squinting is attempting to look at something that is very small or far away by narrowing one's field of vision. Crossing one's eyes is a different thing.

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    #3

    Re: Does she squint ?

    Yes, it can mean cross-eyed.


    Definition of SQUINT

    1
    of an eye : looking or tending to look obliquely or askance (as with envy or disdain)
    2
    of the eyes : not having the visual axes parallel : crossed
    (Merriam-Webster)

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    Re: Does she squint ?

    Crossing one's eyes:



    Squinting:


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    #5

    Re: Does she squint ?

    I would say that Rover and SD are both right, in different ways.

    Thus "to squint" is to narrow one's eyes, in the way described; but "to have a squint" is to have non-parallel visual axes.

    Best wishes,

    MrP

    Not a professional ESL teacher.

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