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- The condition or action of looking at another human or animal in the eye.
- If you make the animal angry, walk slowly backwards and avoid making eye contact.
2012 June 3, Nathan Rabin, “TV: Review: THE SIMPSONS (CLASSIC): “Mr. Plow” (season 4, episode 9; originally aired 11/19/1992)”:
- Even the blithely unselfconscious Homer is more than a little freaked out by West’s private reverie, and encourages his spawn to move slowly away without making eye contact with the crazy man.
action of looking at another human or animal in the eye