- to eye smb ‘to look at someone or something with interest/carefully’
His mother curiously eyed me when I entered the room.
- to gaze at ‘to look at something or someone for a long time, especially in surprise or admiration, or because you are thinking about something else’
The first time they appeared in public together, people around gazed at them.
- to glance at ‘to give a quick short look’
She nervously glanced at her phone expecting a message but there was none.
- to glare at ‘to look at someone angrily and without moving your eyes’
The teacher was glaring at the students wondering who had made such a mess.
- to look (at) – neutral – ‘to direct your eyes in order to see’
I looked at the photo and recognized my grandma.
- to peep at,through ‘to secretly look at something for a short time, usually through a hole’
He noticed his neighbour peeping at him through the hedge.
- to peer at ‘to look carefully or with difficulty’
I was peering into the distance trying to make out what was written on the wall.
- to scan smth/smb 1)‘to look at something carefully in order to find smth/get information’
He scanned the faces of the people in the crowd for Mary.
2) ‘to look through a text quickly in order to find a piece of information that you want’ (or to get a general idea of what the text contains) + to scan through
I scanned the list but I didn’t find my name on it.
- to see ‘to be conscious of what is around you by using your eyes’
I’m looking at the message but I don’t see the address in it.
- to skim smth/ through, over smth ‘to read or consider something quickly in order to understand the main points, without studying it in detail’(+ ‘to find a particular point ‘ = to scan)
I’ve only skimmed through the article. I don’t know the details.
- to stare (at) ‘to look for a long time with the eyes wide open, especially when surprised, frightened, or thinking’
The scene was so terrible that she couldn’t speak – she just stared at me.
- to watch smth ‘to look at something for a period of time, especially something that is changing or moving/observe’
I was watching a football match.
+ Complex object
to watch smb V1
I watched her leave the room.
to watch smb Ving
We watched him dancing.
* the definitions are taken from Cambridge Dictionary (https://dictionary.cambridge.org/)