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stare

verb [I or T] uk   /steər/  us   /ster/
B2 to look for a long time with the eyes wide open, especially when surprised, frightened, or thinking: Don't stare at people like that, it's rude. Chuck sat quietly for hours staring into the distance, thinking of what might have been. During the press conference, each boxer tried to stare the other down (= force the other to look away by continual staring).
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adjective uk   /ˈsteə.rɪŋ/  us   /ˈster.ɪŋ/
In the darkness we could just make out the blank staring eyes of a child.

stare

noun [C] uk   /steər/  us   /ster/
a long look at something or someone with your eyes wide open: She gave him a long stare but didn't answer his question.
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