Translation of gape in Spanish:
intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo
- 1 [person] (react with astonishment) quedarse boquiabierto or con la boca abierta; (stare) mirar boquiabierto don't just stand there gaping no te quedes ahí con la boca abiertato gape
atsth she gaped in astonishment at the news se quedó boquiabierta al oír la noticiaExample sentences
- Her bluish eyes were wide with shock as her mouth gaped at the sight of me.
- We all gasped putting our hands over our mouths as we gaped at the scene in front of us.
- They gaped at him, their mouths slightly open, then simultaneously bolted for the basement door to the outside.
- 2 (be open) estar* abierto the curtains gaped open las cortinas estaban abiertasExample sentences
- If you're really lucky a Central Line train will already be standing there waiting with its doors gaping open.
- In spite of widespread statutory reform, legal loopholes gaped wide open at midcentury.
- A huge hole gaped in the roof, and a conservatory was shattered.
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