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English definition of “gape”

gape

verb [I] uk   /ɡeɪp/ us  

gape verb [I] (LOOK)

to look in great surprise at someone or something, especially with an open mouth: They stood gaping at the pig in the kitchen.

gape verb [I] (OPEN)

to be or become wide open: Peter's jacket gaped at the seams.
(Definition of gape from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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