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v. o·gled, o·gling, o·gles
To look or stare at, especially in a desirous manner.
To look or stare, especially desirously.
A sustained look or stare, especially a desirous one.
[Perhaps from Low German oghelen, oegeln, frequentative of oegen, to eye, from oghe, oge, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. to look at (someone) amorously or lustfully
2. (tr) to stare or gape at
a flirtatious or lewd look
[C17: probably from Low German oegeln, from oegen to look at]
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v. o•gled, o•gling,
1. to look at amorously, flirtatiously, or impertinently.
2. to look or stare at.v.i.
3. to look amorously, flirtatiously, or impertinently.
4. to look or stare.n.
5. an amorous, flirtatious, or impertinent look.
[1670–80; < Dutch, frequentative of oogen to make eyes at, derivative of oog eye]
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Past participle: ogled
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look - perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!"
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verb leer at, stare at, eye up (informal), gawp at (Brit. slang), give the once-over (informal), make sheep's eyes at (informal), give the glad eye (informal), lech or letch after (informal) She hung round ogling the men at the factory.
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ogle[ˈəʊgl] vt → mangiarsi con gli occhi
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