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English definition of “gaze”


verb [I]    /ɡeɪz/
to look at something or someone for a long time, esp. in surprise, admiration, or because you are thinking about something else: He spends hours gazing out of the window when he should be working. gaze    /ɡeɪz/ noun [U] I felt his gaze on me as I walked out the door.
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