Meaning of “stare” in the English Dictionary

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stareverb [ 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.

starenoun [ C ]

uk /steər/ us /ster/

(Definition of “stare” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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stareverb [ I/T ]

us /steər/

to look directly at someone or something for a long time:

[ I ] Don’t stare at people.
[ M ] The fighters tried to stare each other down (= cause the other to turn away).
noun [ C ] us /ster, stær/

She tried to silence him with a hard stare.

(Definition of “stare” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)