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stare

stare

 
pronunciation:
steIr
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
stare down, stare one in the face
features:
Homophone Note
part of speech: verb
inflections: stared, stares, staring
definition: to look in a steady, fixed way, with the eyes open wide.
Everyone stared at the boy with the ripped shirt.
similar words:
gaze, glare, look, peer, watch
phrase: stare down
phrase: stare one in the face
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a long, hard, steady look.
She gave him an angry stare.
similar words:
gaze
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word stair (a step or steps)? Stare and stair sound alike but have different meanings.