gape Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"gape" in British English

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gapeverb [I]

uk   us   /ɡeɪp/

gape verb [I] (LOOK)

to ​look in ​greatsurprise at someone or something, ​especially with an ​openmouth: They ​stood gaping at the ​pig in the ​kitchen.

gape verb [I] (OPEN)

to be or ​becomewideopen: Peter's ​jacket gaped at the ​seams.
(Definition of gape from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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gapeverb [I]

 us   /ɡeɪp/
to ​look in ​greatsurprise at someone or something, esp. with an ​openmouth: We all ​stood gaping at the ​bear in ​ourbackyard.
(Definition of gape from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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