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verb [intransitive] informal     rubberneck pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerubbernecking
past tenserubbernecked
past participlerubbernecked
  1. 1
    to look at something, especially a car accident, as you are passing it

    Passing drivers slowed down to rubberneck at the accident.

  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    to stand on one's toes in a crowd of ardent admirers to see a celebrity passing by

    Surely he meant to say that “celebrity drivel and rubbernecking are what drive our site”.

    Submitted by Matti Salonen from Finland on 14/09/2012

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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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