Staring



verb (used without object), stared, staring.
1.
to gaze fixedly and intently, especially with the eyes wide open.
2.
to be boldly or obtrusively conspicuous:
The bright modern painting stares out at you in the otherwise conservative gallery.
3.
(of hair, feathers, etc.) to stand on end; bristle.
verb (used with object), stared, staring.
4.
to stare at:
to stare a person up and down.
5.
to effect or have a certain effect on by staring:
to stare one out of countenance.
noun
6.
a staring gaze; a fixed look with the eyes wide open:
The banker greeted him with a glassy stare.
Verb phrases
7.
stare down, to cause to become uncomfortable by gazing steadily at one; overcome by staring:
A nonsmoker at the next table tried to stare me down.
Idioms
8.
stare one in the face, to be urgent or impending; confront:
The income-tax deadline is staring us in the face.
verb
1.
(intransitive) often foll by at. to look or gaze fixedly, often with hostility or rudeness
2.
(intransitive) (of an animal’s fur, bird’s feathers, etc) to stand on end because of fear, ill health, etc
3.
(intransitive) to stand out as obvious; glare
4.
stare one in the face, to be glaringly obvious or imminent
noun
5.
the act or an instance of staring
noun
1.
(dialect) a starling

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