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English definition of “stare”

stare

verb [I or T]     /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).Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive staring     /ˈsteə.rɪŋ/ US  /ˈster.ɪŋ/ adjective In the darkness we could just make out the blank staring eyes of a child .The eye and surrounding areaEyesight, glasses and lensesUsing the eyes
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