25 terms

ways of looking & using your eyes - VERBS

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see
use the power of sight
(vedere)
look
give attention to what one is seeing;
turn the eyes and see in a certain direction
(guardare)
watch
look at some activity or event;
keep one's eyes fixed on something
(guardare)
stare
look at something
for a long time
with the eyes wide open
(fissare, guardare con gli occhi
ben aperti o spalancati o fissi)
glare
stare angrily or fiercely
(fissare con espressione arrabbiata)
gaze
look at something for a long time,
in surprise or admiration
(fissare per lungo tempo
per es. con sguardo assente
o trasognato o in ammirazione)
gawk
gawp
stare impolitely
(fissare in modo maleducato)
gape
look at something
with one's mouth open
glance
ave a quick look at something
(lanciare un'occhiata furtiva)
scan
look quickly at something
without careful reading
skim
read or ​consider something ​quickly
in ​order to ​understand the ​main ​points, without ​studying it in ​detail
peer
look very carefully,
as if not able to see well
peep
look quickly and cautiously
peek
look quickly and secretively
spot
recognize someone suddenly
among many others
(individuare)
leer
look in an unpleasant way,
suggesting ill will or lust
blink
shut and open the eyes quickly
(battere gli occhi)
wink
close one eye briefly,
as a signal to somebody
(fare l'occhiolino)
frown
look in a worried or angry way,
moving down the eyebrows together
(accigliarsi, aggrottare la fronte)
scowl
frown angrily
squint
look with eyes half shut
or turned sideways,
or through a narrow opening
(strizzare gli occhi)
ogle
look or stare (at a woman)
suggesting sexual interest
browse
look through the pages
of a book or magazine;
look at the goods in a shop
without really wanting to buy anything
notice
see something and be aware of it
(notare, accorgersi di, fare caso a)
observe
watch someone
or something carefully
(osservare)