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gape

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgapegape /ɡeɪp/ verb [intransitive] 🔊 🔊 1 LOOK ATto look at something for a long time, especially with your mouth open, because you are very surprised or shocked syn staregape at 🔊 What are all these people gaping at?see thesaurus at look2 (also gape open)OPEN to open widely or be wide open 🔊 Dan stood at the door, his shirt gaping open.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
gapeYou may have to squeeze the edges of the wound together if the sides are gaping.For a moment Rex and I gaped, and then Rex dived into the cabin to fetch his camera.People stopped to gape as she walked down the street in a see-through mini-dress.She stood there gaping at me, too shocked to speak.I do not care much now about the way the women gape at me when I walk around in the village center.I don't know why we're standing here for all these fools to gape at.I could only gape in astonishment as I saw the man take the bottle from the shelf and put it under his coat.A small boy pressed his face against the window and gaped in awe.The wound on his neck gaped open 2 inches.The mouth of the pouch gaped open.But suddenly he was at the door, swaying slightly, his pyjama jacket gaping open.
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Verb table
gape
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygape
he, she, itgapes
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygaped
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave gaped
he, she, ithas gaped
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad gaped
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill gape
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have gaped
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam gaping
he, she, itis gaping
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you, we, theyare gaping
Past
I, he, she, itwas gaping
you, we, theywere gaping
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been gaping
he, she, ithas been gaping
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been gaping
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be gaping
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been gaping
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