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My dad, we'll be talking about goals for the next year. He's like, 'I think you can be here,' and I look at him like he's cross-eyed, like, 'Are you serious? That's so far out of my reach.' Well, then I always end up achieving it.
Miranda Leek

Meaning of "cross-eyed" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF CROSS-EYED

cross-eyed play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CROSS-EYED

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Cross-Eyed is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES CROSS-EYED MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Esotropia

Esotropia is a form of strabismus, or "squint", in which one or both eyes turns inward. The condition can be constantly present, or occur intermittently, and can give the affected individual a "cross-eyed" appearance. Esotropia is sometimes erroneously called "lazy eye", which describes the condition of amblyopia—a reduction in vision of one or both eyes that is not the result of any pathological lesion of the visual pathway and cannot be resolved by the use of corrective lenses. Amblyopia can, however, arise as a result of esotropia occurring in childhood: In order to relieve symptoms of diplopia or double vision, the child's brain will ignore or "suppress" the image from the esotropic eye, which when allowed to continue untreated will lead to the development of amblyopia. Treatment options for esotropia include glasses to correct refractive errors, the use of prisms and/or orthoptic exercises and/or eye muscle surgery.

Definition of cross-eyed in the English dictionary

The definition of cross-eyed in the dictionary is having one or both eyes turning inwards towards the nose.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CROSS-EYED

cross-cutting
cross-dating
cross-disciplinary
cross-dress
cross-dresser
cross-dressing
cross-examination
cross-examine
cross-examiner
cross-eye
cross-fade
cross-fertile
cross-fertilization
cross-fertilize
cross-garnet
cross-grained
cross-index
cross-legged
cross-link
cross-linkage

WORDS THAT END LIKE CROSS-EYED

bleary-eyed
blue-eyed
bright-eyed
bug-eyed
clear-eyed
eagle-eyed
eyed
four-eyed
glassy-eyed
goggle-eyed
green-eyed
misty-eyed
one-eyed
open-eyed
red-eyed
sad-eyed
sharp-eyed
slant-eyed
starry-eyed
wide-eyed
wild-eyed

Synonyms and antonyms of cross-eyed in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «cross-eyed» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CROSS-EYED

Find out the translation of cross-eyed to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of cross-eyed from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «cross-eyed» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

斗鸡眼
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bizca
570 millions of speakers

English

cross-eyed
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भेंगा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

عبر العينين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

косоглазый
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

vesgo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টেরা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

qui louche
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bersilang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

schielend
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

寄り目の
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

내사시
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Salib-eyed
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

mắt lé
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மாறுகண்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

क्रॉस नेत्र
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

şaşı
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

strabico
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zezowaty
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

косоокий
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sașiu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αλλήθωρος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

kruis -oog
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

skelögd
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

cross- eyed
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of cross-eyed

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CROSS-EYED»

The term «cross-eyed» is regularly used and occupies the 88.200 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CROSS-EYED» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about cross-eyed

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2 QUOTES WITH «CROSS-EYED»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word cross-eyed.
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Lawrence Bender
Honestly, when I had the idea to make 'An Inconvenient Truth,' and I was going out and raising the money, and I said, 'I want to make a movie about Al Gore's slide show, will you give me a million dollars?' People thought I was insane, looked at me cross-eyed.
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Miranda Leek
My dad, we'll be talking about goals for the next year. He's like, 'I think you can be here,' and I look at him like he's cross-eyed, like, 'Are you serious? That's so far out of my reach.' Well, then I always end up achieving it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CROSS-EYED»

Discover the use of cross-eyed in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to cross-eyed and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Curing the Cross-eyed Mule: Appalachian Mountain Humor
Appalachian humor can be dry, colorful, and earthy, and this collection of over 450 jokes includes some of the best there is. The chapters vary greatly: Love and Marriage
Loyal Jones, Billy Edd Wheeler, 1989
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Jennifer Jean, the Cross-Eyed Queen
Jennifer Jean likes her big green crossed eyes and does not want them changed, but when she goes to kindergarten in September she is a little bit glad that they were straightened.
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, 1967
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D.D. the Cross-Eyed Kitty
But Mommy loves him just the way he is! From chasing moles to teaching the dogs a lesson about acceptance, "D.D. the Cross-Eyed Kitty" always is always up to something exciting!
Andrea Salina-Thompson, 2012
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The Curse of Captain Cross-eyed
The paper boys on Weir Street don't normally stick around for long and he soon understands why .
Margaret Ryan, 2012
5
Cross-eyed Dragon Troubles
Talia didn't want to be apprenticed, not even to the prestigious Dragon Knight's Guild.
Gloria Oliver, 2008
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The consecrated cross-eyed bear: stories from the ...
Jack Butler says that Allbright "can hit your funny bone at fifty paces. . .and he can do a little bit more".
Charles W. Allbright, 1991
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Gladly the Cross-Eyed Bear
Lainie Commins, a freelance designer of children's toys, hires attorney Matthew Hope for a lawsuit against her old employers, Brett and Etta Toland.
Ed McBain, 2009
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The Cross-Eyed Ghost
When Keith's family moves to a small town, he is drawn into a mystery involving the family property and a ghost who can make people cross-eyed.
Zeno Zeplin, Judy Jones, 1991
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Creative Accounting and the Cross-Eyed Javelin Thrower
This book looks at the regulatory response to creative accounting and the role olf the Financial Reporting Review Panel, under Sir David Tweedie, in policing company accounts.
Doreen McBarnet, Chris Whelan, 2001
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Fact and Fiction of Healthy Vision: Eye Care for Adults and ...
Esotropia, being cross-eyed, may be from birth (congenital) or acquired. Being cross-eyed means that one eye is not straight; it is deviated internally toward the nose. If a child shows that the same eye is always crossed, then that eye is in ...
Clyde K. Kitchen, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CROSS-EYED»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term cross-eyed is used in the context of the following news items.
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Ask Mr. Dad: Give up the guilt over baby son's fall
... or if his eyes go cross-eyed or one of his pupils is dilated more than the other. More serious symptoms include seizures, anything oozing from ... «Centre Daily Times, Jul 15»
2
Ashes 2015: will it be the hope that kills England fans?
... the cross-eyed meaning of 'red-lorry-yellow-lorry', how odd and unprecedented it seems that England beat someone else at their own game. «The Guardian, Jul 15»
3
Darren Criss: How to Design a Superior Online Retail Brand in a …
Going to a chain store and looking down an aisle at 100 different products can make you go cross-eyed. Sometimes less is more, and that's part ... «PSFK, Jul 15»
4
LIVE REPORT: Boredoms
Those who have witnessed Swans or My Bloody Valentine live will understand that earplugs are a must unless you enjoy going cross-eyed ... «The Quietus, Jul 15»
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Understanding a misplaced modifier
“Often” is cross-eyed, looking before and after for a phrase to modify, and readers will do so as well. One definition of “squinting” is “cross-eyed. «Columbia Journalism Review, Jul 15»
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Beth Peerless: The Grateful Dead's magical farewell
That was followed by more early catalogue gems: “Uncle John's Band,” “Alligator,” “Cumberland Blues,” “Born Cross-Eyed” and the set ... «Monterey County Herald, Jul 15»
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Cara Delevingne attends Paper Towns premiere at Westfield Miranda
... expressive bushy brows and Instagram account – full of cross-eyed selfies and hilarious home movies – than most celebrities do in a lifetime. «Sydney Morning Herald, Jul 15»
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A free-ranging chat with Cara Delevingne on modelling, discovering …
No matter how many Dubsmash videos or cross-eyed selfies she posts to her 14 million followers on Instagram, we still want to see more of her ... «ELLE, Jul 15»
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Support The Huffmans
Over the weekend, Amanda noticed that Avery's left eye was looking cross-eyed. On Monday, she was able to get her in to see a pediatric ... «BruinReportonline.com, Jul 15»
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10 LOL Things the "Magic Mike XXL" Cast Has Said About Waxing …
The lengths that I went to get into that shape and the type of discipline I needed caused some of my castmates to look at me cross-eyed, like I ... «Cosmopolitan.com, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Cross-Eyed [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/cross-eyed>. Jul 2020 ».
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