Definition of 'gape'
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The dentistry clinic down the road has a gaping hole where its roof should be. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It is to his credit that he feels he must try to fill a gaping hole. The Sun (2016)He sees the gaping hole appear in our life. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And here he blazed over from ten yards with the goal gaping. The Sun (2016)Despite gaping holes in the Indian economy and the discrepancy between rich and poor, pride in the country and its growing economic clout is high. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He sliced his finish wide of the gaping goal. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The goal was gaping but somehow he contrived to clip the chance wide. The Sun (2014)The hook caught deeply in its great gaping mouth. The Gods of Asgard (1989)There was a gaping hole in my leg and foot. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This opened up a gaping space for radical political solutions. Fascists and Conservatives (1990)This is simply a sticking plaster over a gaping wound. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Furniture spilled into brambles and rank grass from gaping mouths of rooms. Somewhere East of Life (1994)She was discovered with a gaping wound to her head. Times, Sunday Times (2008)He was left with a gaping head wound. The Sun (2009)With the goal gaping, the forward put his shot wide from a tight angle. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Radio 2 losing the two best presenters will leave a gaping hole in their schedule. The Sun (2008)They should be cooked and gaping open by 5 minutes. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The Spaniard had a gaping goal to aim at but lashed his shot high over the bar. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Ragnor leaned against the wall and slowly turned to face them, his mouth gaping in surprise. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEHis retirement will leave a gaping hole in the Ireland pack. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The entire front of the building was torn open, a gaping wound. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The Scouser was left laughing at his own miss in the second half with the goal gaping. The Sun (2006)Yet on they pressed, anxious to secure what they could to fill gaping holes within their ranks. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He headed way over with the goal gaping, had a goal disallowed for offside and had a good penalty appeal waved away. The Sun (2009)The World Cup is gaping wide open. Times, Sunday Times (2010)She said: 'He would point out my blouse was slightly gaping open between two fastened buttons. The Sun (2008)The opening is not such a problem, it's the vast forbidding swoop of the gaping door itself. Times, Sunday Times (2009)
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Translations for 'gape'
British English: gape VERB
If you gape, you look at someone or something in surprise, usually with an open mouth.
His secretary stopped taking notes to gape at me.
Definition of gape from the Collins English Dictionary
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