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In your eyes, can they make you stare? (5)

Ross

I believe the answer is:

tears

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'in' is the definition.
Although both the answer and definition are singular nouns, I don't understand how one could define the other.

'your eyes can they make you stare?' is the wordplay.
'stare' anagrams to 'TEARS'.
However, I am unsure how this is indicated.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for tears that I've seen before include "Moves very quickly", "signs of emotion", "Lacrimal drops", "Show of emotion", "Shed them in sadness".)

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