Definition of eye verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

eye

 verb
verb
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Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they eye
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he / she / it eyes
BrE BrE//aɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//aɪz//
 
past simple eyed
BrE BrE//aɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//aɪd//
 
past participle eyed
BrE BrE//aɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//aɪd//
 
-ing form eyeing
BrE BrE//ˈaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈaɪɪŋ//
 
-ing form eying
BrE BrE//ˈaɪɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈaɪɪŋ//
 
 
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(eyeing, eying, eyed, eyed) eye somebody/something (+ adv./prep.) to look at somebody/something carefully, especially because you want something or you are suspicious of something to eye somebody suspiciously He couldn't help eyeing the cakes hungrily. They eyed us with alarm. The children eyed the cakes greedily. Word Origin Old English ēage, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch oog and German Auge. Phrasal Verbseye somebodyup
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