o·gle (ōgəl, ôgəl)
v. o·gled, o·gling, o·gles
To look or stare at, especially in a desirous manner.
To look or stare, especially desirously.
A sustained look or stare, especially a desirous one.
[Perhaps from Low German oghelen, oegeln, frequentative of oegen, to eye, from oghe, oge, eye; see okw- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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