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gawk

Saltos de línea: gawk
Pronunciación: /ɡɔːk
 
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Definición de gawk en inglés:

verbo

[no object]
Stare openly and stupidly: they were gawking at some pin-up
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • Most of them were trying to be clandestine about it, but a few were openly pointing and gawking.
  • The door opened and a sailor stepped inside, openly gawking at our still wet clothes.
  • Already, he could see the stares and could almost hear the whispers as his classmates openly gawked at him.
Sinónimos
gape, goggle, gaze, ogle, stare, stare stupidly, stare open-mouthed, stare in wonder, look fixedly, look vacantly
informal rubberneck
British informal gawp

sustantivo

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An awkward or shy person: let those country gawks dance to their hearts' content
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • It's nice to think there was a time when I was small and cute and didn't list disturbingly between being a lanky gawk and an oafish lump.

Origen

late 17th century (as a noun): perhaps related to obsolete gaw 'to gaze', from Old Norse 'heed'.

Derivados

gawker

1
sustantivo
Example sentences
  • It's a hard place to miss, especially with all the gawkers rubbernecking for any celebrities from the lower floors.
  • For the first few weeks, I avoided the site primarily because I didn't think the police and firefighters workers needed any more gawkers getting in their way.
  • Naturally, gawkers lined up 10 deep in front of the club.

gawkish

2
adjetivo
Example sentences
  • Even if he leaned down it would look gawkish and awkward.
  • But its narrow shoulders and gawkish legs implied it was a boy of only twelve, perhaps thirteen at best.
  • His audience can relate to gawkish tales of teenage fumbling, and his audience will grow.

Words that rhyme with gawk

auk, baulk, Bork, caulk (US calk), chalk, cork, dork, Dundalk, Falk, fork, hawk, Hawke, nork, orc, outwalk, pork, squawk, stalk, stork, talk, torc, torque, walk, york

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