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1. A look or stare believed to cause injury or misfortune to others.
2. The presumed power to cause injury or misfortune to others by magic or supernatural means.
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1. (Alternative Belief Systems) a look or glance superstitiously supposed to have the power of inflicting harm or injury
2. (Alternative Belief Systems) the power to inflict harm, etc, by such a look
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1. a look thought capable of inflicting injury or bad luck on someone.
2. the power, superstitiously attributed to certain persons, of such a look.
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Also known as overlooking or fascinating this is a worldwide belief in the ability of some people (especially witches) and animals to bring about harm by looking at someone.
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