"squinted" in the verb sense
1. squint, squinch
cross one's eyes as if in strabismus
"The children squinted so as to scare each other"
be cross-eyed have a squint or strabismus
partly close one's eyes, as when hit by direct blinding light
"The driver squinted as the sun hit his windshield"
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