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glare

noun uk   /ɡleər/  us   /ɡler/

glare noun (LOOK)

C2 [C] a long angry look: She gave me a fierce glare.

glare noun (LIGHT)

C2 [U] unpleasantly bright or strong light: Tinted windows will cut down the glare/the sun's glare. This screen gives off a lot of glare.

glare

verb [I] uk   /ɡleər/  us   /ɡler/

glare verb [I] (SHINE)

to shine too brightly: The sun was glaring right in my eyes.

glare verb [I] (LOOK)

C2 to look directly and continuously at someone or something in an angry way: She glared angrily at everyone and stormed out of the room.
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