vb gape, gawk, gawp (Brit. slang) gaze, goggle, look, ogle, rubberneck (slang) watch
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stare ( stares plural & 3rd person present) ( staring present participle) ( stared past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you stareat someone or something, you look at them for a long time.
Tamara stared at him in disbelief, shaking her head... V prep/adv
Mahoney tried not to stare. V
Stare is also a noun., n-count
Hlasek gave him a long, cold stare.
2 If a situation or the answer to a problem is staring you in the face, it is very obvious, although you may not be immediately aware of it.
stare sb in the face phrase V inflects
Then the answer hit me. It had been staring me in the face ever since Lullington. stare out phrasal verb If you stare someone out, you look steadily into their eyes for such a long time that they feel that they have to turn their eyes away from you.
He glared at Nikitin but the General Secretary stared him out with hard, pebble-like eyes. V n P
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