gawk
[ gawk ]
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Part of Speech verb
Origin + Etymology
Old Norse from (possibly) the obsolete gaw "to gaze," from Old Norse gá "heed"
Synonyms
  • gape glare ogle
Antonyms
  • avert gaze
Definition
to stare stupidly; gape
Example
A) Everyone turned to gawk at the argument as things got more heated and personal. B) She tried not to gawk at him as he slipped again into the mud, but it was hard to turn away.
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