Michaele asked me privately if she should expect “drunk, old, leering guys” to bother her.
While her English classmates were learning to wash their hands, Nadia was worried that the devil was leering at her on the loo.
On the Internet, you do, because the leering appears as words on a screen.
"to look obliquely" (now usually implying "with a lustful or malicious intent"), 1520s, probably from Middle English noun ler "cheek," from Old English hleor "the cheek, the face," from Proto-Germanic *khleuzas "near the ear," from *kleuso- "ear," from PIE root *kleu- "to hear" (see listen). The notion is probably of "looking askance" (cf. figurative development of cheek). Related: Leered; leering.
1590s, from leer (v).