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See also: eye-ball
- eye-ball (obsolete)
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eyeball (plural eyeballs)
- The ball of the eye.
- A person's focus of attention.
- (marketing, in the plural) A readership or viewership.
- We need compelling content for the new Web site so we can attract more eyeballs.
- (CB radio, slang) A face-to-face meeting.
- We had an eyeball last year.
- (Caribbean) A favourite or pet; the apple of someone's eye.
ball of the eye
- (transitive, informal) To gauge, estimate or judge by eye, rather than measuring precisely; to look or glance at.
- A good cook can often just eyeball the correct quantities of ingredients.
- Each geometric construction must be exact; eyeballing it and getting close does not count.
- (transitive, informal) To scrutinize.
- (Can we add an example for this sense?)
- (transitive, informal) To stare at intently.
- Are you eyeballing my girl?
- (intransitive) To roll one's eyes.
- 2018 April 10, Daniel Taylor, “Liverpool go through after Mohamed Salah stops Manchester City fightback”, in The Guardian (London):
- Guardiola strode on to the pitch at half-time to remonstrate with the Spanish referee, Antonio Mateu Lahoz, but went too far with his eyeballing and matador-like hand movements. He was “upstairs”, in the Colin Bell stand, to watch Liverpool’s second-half turnaround and a dismal seven days for City take another turn for the worse.
to judge by eye
to scrutinize — see scrutinize
to stare — see stare