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leer

leer

 
 
pronunciation:
lir
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: leered, leering, leers
definition: to give a sideways or nasty look or smile suggestive of malicious or sexual thoughts.
She turned to see that he was leering at her.
synonyms:
ogle
similar words:
goggle, smirk, sneer, stare
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part of speech: noun
definition: a sly or suggestive look or smile.
synonyms:
ogle
similar words:
goggle, smirk, sneer, stare
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derivation: leeringly (adv.)