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Date: 1300-1400
Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language

gaze

1 verb
     
gaze1 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
to look at someone or something for a long time, giving it all your attention, often without realizing you are doing so [= stare]
gaze into/at etc
Nell was still gazing out of the window.
Patrick sat gazing into space (=looking straight in front, not at any particular person or thing).

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