vi. (不及物動詞 intransitive verb)
He squinted through the telescope.
vt. (及物動詞 transitive verb)
n. (名詞 noun)[C]
Come here till I get a good squint at you.
a. (形容詞 adjective)
Ed Harris is not a control freak. Got that?
When Ed Harris is talking to you, even when he's seated just inches away across a café table, he focuses on some point in the not-so-near distance.
It's slightly unnerving; more alarming, every once in a while—bang—he looks right at you, blue eyes squinting with an eerie intensity.
His body tenses a bit, the lines on his forehead seem to deepen, and then, just as suddenly, the [storm] passes and the placid, chilly surface returns.
peaceful; unruffled; tranquil; serenely quiet or undisturbed: placid [waters].
The best joke of this movie, though, is that it function[s] most happily at its most placid. Some of the early sequences, where McDonagh's dialogue is suffused [with] his debt to Beckett, are warmed by an idle suspense:
"We've got to stay here for two weeks, until he rings."
"What if he doesn’t ring?"
strident strident [insects] [hinges], a strident tone in his [writings]
screech the screech of [owls] [brakes], disagreeable, lack of dignity
He squealed [on] his mates.
The soaking wet [sneakers] squished as he walked.
the [squish] of footsteps on wet leaves.
His constant chatter grates [on] my nerves.
to grate on the [ear].
to grate a [carrot].
to grate one's [teeth]. with people grating tulip bulbs to make soup.