rubberneck - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive] informal 

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/ˈrʌbə(r)ˌnek/
present tense
I/you/we/theyrubberneck
he/she/itrubbernecks
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
    2
    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