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gape

gape

 
 
pronunciation:
geIp
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: gaped, gapes, gaping
definition 1: to stare in surprise, awe, or wonder, esp. with the mouth open.
The fans gaped at the celebrities.
synonyms:
gawk
similar words:
goggle, ogle, rubberneck, stare
definition 2: to hold the mouth open for any reason, as in yawning.
The child gaped wide for dentist.
similar words:
yawn
definition 3: to be or become open.
Astounded, his mouth gaped open.The fissure gaped wide.
synonyms:
open
similar words:
yawn
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: the action or an occurrence of gaping.
similar words:
goggle, ogle, stare
definition 2: a gap or other wide opening.
synonyms:
gap, opening, space, void
similar words:
breach, chasm, yawn
derivations: gapingly (adv.), gaper (n.)