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Browsing page 3 of words meaning to see, look, stare, watch, etc. (37 words total)

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grep

verb - ambitransitive

  • in a non-computing context, to search.
    Could you grep the menu for something vegan while I go to the bathroom?
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    Last edited on May 01 2013. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

  • in a computing context, to search "manually" - i.e. by looking rather than using a computer program specifically intended for searching.
    I like GUIs because I can grep them visually for what I'm looking for.

    Last edited on Nov 10 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Nov 10 2011.

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  • From the name of a Unix utility used to scan files in search of particular content. ("Grep" itself means "global regular expression print".)

    Last edited on May 01 2013. Submitted by WalterGR (via TheJargonFile) on Aug 14 2009.

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grit on

verb

  • to stare at someone with an intimidating expression; "glare".
    I can't believe she had the nerve to grit on me.

    Last edited on Jul 16 2013. Submitted by PAR from Temple Hills, MD, USA on Nov 27 2002.

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once-over

noun

  • A visual examination, especially of a person of the opposite sex.
    Bob is always around the gym, checking the chicks out... giving them that famous once-over...

    Last edited on Dec 21 1998. Submitted by Alvaro C. from Aracaju, Brazil on Dec 21 1998.

  • a quick inspection.

    Last edited on Sep 09 2009. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 09 2009.

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