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English definition of “gawp”


verb [I]   /ɡɔːp/ UK (US gawk,   US  /ɡɔːk/)
to look at someone or something with your mouth open because you are shocked or surprised : He just stood there gawping at me.Using the eyesEyesight, glasses and lensesThe eye and surrounding areaPerceptive
(Definition of gawp verb from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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