to see: to perceive with eyes
| You can see a windmill in the distance. |
to look (at): to turn your eyes towards
something so that you can see it.
| Look, a falling star!|| |
to watch: to look attentively,
for a period time, at some activity or event.
(game, television, film...)
bird-watching: observation des oiseaux
At the end of the day, after a long walk,
they sat on a bench and watched the sunset.
to frown: to make an angry expression,
moving your eyebrows together.
| He frowned when I told him I didn't believe |
what he had said.
to blink: to shut and open your eyes quickly.
| The young girl blinked as she came out |
into the bright sunlight.
to wink: to shut one eye briefly as
a signal or to show that something
is a joke.
| She winked at me and I knew she was joking.|| |
to glance: to take a quick look at
someone or something.
| She anxiously glanced around.|
| to glimpse: to see someone or something |
by chance for a very short time.
| I glimpsed a figure at the door of the |
| to gape (at sth. / sb.) |
to look for a long time at
something with your mouth open.
| The baby gaped in amazement at the |
illuminated fir tree.
| to stare: to look fixedly at someone or |
| Don't stare at this old lady like that, |
it's not polite.
to peep: to look furtively especially
through small opening.
(while trying not to be seen).
a Peeping Tom (un voyeur)
|Somebody is peeping through the blind!|| |
| to peer: to look at something or |
somebody with difficulty or concentration,
especially when you cannot see it clearly.
| With his night vision binoculars Mark|
peered into the darkness.
| to squint:|
to look with your eyes partly closed
| He squinted when he looked towards |