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stare

stare

 
 
pronunciation:
steIr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
phrases:
stare down, stare one in the face
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: stared, stares, staring
definition: to look at in a fixed and intense way, usu. with one's eyes open wide.
She stared at him in amazement.
similar words:
gape, gawk, gaze, glare, glower, goggle, look, ogle, peer, regard, rubberneck, watch
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to gaze at intently.
He stared me up and down.
similar words:
eye, eyeball, look, ogle, scrutinize, watch
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phrase: stare down
phrase: stare one in the face
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an intense, fixed look or gaze.
similar words:
gaze
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Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word stair (a step or steps)? Stare and stair sound alike but have different meanings.