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American English: /ɡeɪp/
British English: /ɡeɪp/

Translation of gape in Spanish:

intransitive verb

  • 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 abierta
    to gape at somethingshe gaped in astonishment at the news
    se quedó boquiabierta al oír la noticia
    Example 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 abiertas
    Example 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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