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verb [intransitive] stare pronunciation in British English /steə(r)/
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present tense
present participlestaring
past tensestared
past participlestared
  1. to look at someone or something very directly for a long time

    It’s rude to stare.

    stare at:

    He lifted his head and stared at her.

    stare into/out of/through etc:

    They sat on the balcony, staring out across the valley.

    He walked up to the house and stared through the window.

    stare back:

    She was staring at me, so I stared back.

    1. a.
      if a persons eyes are staring, they are wide open and looking directly at you

      Sad eyes stared out of a freckled face.

      his wild, staring eyes

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