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  • v. Present participle of squinch.


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  • He had the unusual accomplishment (try it and prove) of closing either eye without "squinching," and without any apparent effort, though sometimes on the street in strong sunshine his face would be a bit distorted.

    Robert Browning: How to Know Him

  • With a little squinting and ‘squinching’ of the eyes, I can just about convert that living S of L into you, Sheila.

    Shadow Monuments | clusterflock

  • “Cannie,” he said coolly, still squinching his eyes open and shut in a way I found particularly revolting.

    The Half Life

  • “An amoeba is LITTLE,” said Katie, squinching her fingers together.

    Agent Q, or The Smell Of Danger!

  • Nor could Rigg make any progress by concentrating hard, squinching up his face, or trying to juice up some emotion.


  • MY BEST friend, Sadie, furrowed her precious brow, squinching up her eyes to hide from the vulgarity on the TV screen.

    Kiss It

  • “I have other things I could wear,” I mumble thickly, squinching up my nose to keep from crying.


  • She couldnt keep from squinching her eyes almost shut as they shot out over the river.

    Cassandra Clare: The Mortal Instrument Series

  • You can almost see him squinching his eyes to keep from tearing up over the unrequited love in a song called "Crush."

    One Critic, Three New Pop Singles

  • He opens the door, squinching his face to draw off the noise.



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