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stare



stare [stare stares stared staring] verb, noun BrE [steə(r)] NAmE [ster]
verb intransitive ~ (at sb/sth)
to look at sb/sth for a long time
I screamed and everyone stared.
I stared blankly at the paper in front of me.
They stared up at the hole in the ceiling.
He sat staring into space (= looking at nothing).
She looked at them with dark staring eyes.
Verb forms:

Word Origin:
Old English starian, of Germanic origin, from a base meaning ‘be rigid’.

Thesaurus:
stare verb I
I screamed and everyone stared.
glare • • gaze • • peer • • look • |informal gawk
stare/glare/gaze/peer/look/gawk at sb/sth
stare/gaze/gawk in surprise/amusement, etc.
stare/glare/peer/look suspiciously

Synonyms:
stare
gaze • peer • glare
These words all mean to look at sb/sth for a long time.
stare • to look at sb/sth for a long time, especially with surprise or fear, or because you are thinking: I screamed and everyone stared.
gaze • (rather formal) to look steadily at sb/sth for a long time, especially with surprise or love, or because you are thinking: We all gazed at Marco in amazement.
peer • to look closely or carefully at sth, especially when you cannot see it clearly
glare • to look angrily at sb/sth for a long time: I looked at her and she glared stonily back.
to stare/gaze/peer/glare at sb/sth
to stare/gaze/peer/glare suspiciously
to stare/gaze/peer anxiously/intently
to stare/gaze/glare wildly/fiercely

Example Bank:
Everyone in the room turned to stare at her.
For a long moment they just stared at each other.
He just stared at her with disbelief.
He stared at me bleakly and said nothing.
He stared straight ahead and did not move.
He was still staring at himself in the mirror.
His party was staring into the abyss.
I could see a man staring at me intently.
I sat staring at the ruins of the building.
I stared at him open-mouthed, unable to speak.
I stared in horror at his bloody mouth.
It was too cold to stand and stare.
She could only stare at him with pain in her eyes.
She stalked off, leaving them all staring after her.
She stared at him stonily as he came in.
She stared back at him.
She stared blankly at the brick wall in front of her.
She was just sitting there, staring into space.
He sat for hours just staring into space.
Peter stared in disbelief at the message on the screen.
The builder stared up at the crack in the ceiling with a thoughtful expression.
The passengers stared wide-eyed as the hijacker took out a grenade.
Idioms:staring somebody in the face staring something in the face
Derived:stare somebody out
 
noun
an act of looking at sb/sth for a long time, especially in a way that is unfriendly or that shows surprise
She gave him a blank stare.
He fixed the interviewer with a penetrating stare.

Word Origin:
Old English starian, of Germanic origin, from a base meaning ‘be rigid’.

Thesaurus:
stare noun C
He fixed the officer with a hard stare.
look • • glare • • gaze
a/an hard/angry stare/look/glare
a cold/penetrating/piercing/curious/quizzical stare/look/gaze
fix sb with a stare/look/glare

Synonyms:
look
glance • gaze • stare • glimpse • glare
These are all words for an act of looking, when you turn your eyes in a particular direction.
look • an act of looking at sb/sth: Here, have a look at this.
glance • a quick look: She stole a glance at her watch.
gaze • a long steady look at sb/sth: She felt embarrassed under his steady gaze.
stare • a long look at sb/sth, especially in a way that is unfriendly or that shows surprise: She gave the officer a blank stare and shrugged her shoulders.
glimpse • a look at sb/sth for a very short time, when you do not see the person or thing completely: He caught a glimpse of her in the crowd.
glare • a long angry look at sb/sth: She fixed her questioner with a hostile glare.
a look/glance at sb/sth
a penetrating/piercing look/glance/gaze/stare
a long look/glance/stare
a brief look/glance/glimpse
to have/get/take a look/glance/glimpse
to avoid sb's glance/gaze/stare

Example Bank:
She gave the officer a blank stare and shrugged her shoulders.

 
See also:stare somebody down

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