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stare someone out (or down)

Definition of stare someone out or down in English:

Look fixedly at someone until they feel forced to look away: Vi hissed, meeting his gaze, preparing to stare him out
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  • It quickly transpires that he believed my mate was ‘staring him out’ from across the pub and he wasn't happy about it.
  • The vociferousness of his appeal showed he felt that it should have been at least a spot kick, but the linesman, on whom he vented the venom, stared him out.
  • She was annoying, it's true, but this guy kept looking up from his book and staring at her the way people stare you out in West London before planting a knife in you.
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