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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Middle Low German
Origin: glaren 'to shine dully'

glare

1 verb
     
glare1 [intransitive]
1 to look angrily at someone for a long time [↪ stare]
glare at
She glared at him accusingly.
glare into/across/round etc
He glared round the room as if expecting a challenge.
2 [always + adverb/preposition] to shine with a very strong bright light which hurts your eyes:
The sun glared down on us.

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