stare down
transitive verb Date: 1925 to cause to waver or submit by or as if by staring

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stare down — verb overcome or cause to waver or submit by (or as if by) staring He simply stared down his opponent • Syn: ↑outstare, ↑outface • Hypernyms: ↑gaze, ↑stare • Verb Frames …   Useful english dictionary

  • stare down — phrasal verb stare down or stare out [transitive] Word forms stare down : present tense I/you/we/they stare down he/she/it stares down present participle staring down past tense stared down past participle stared down stare someone down/out to… …   English dictionary

  • Stare Down — Vocabulaire du combat libre Sommaire : Haut A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z A Achille hold : Mise en compression du talon d achille. Anaconda choke: Joli mo …   Wikipédia en Français

  • stare down — Synonyms and related words: affront, beard, bid defiance, brave, brazen out, call out, challenge, confront, crane, crane the neck, dare, defy, double dare, eye, face, face down, face out, front, gape, gaup, gawk, gaze, gaze open mouthed, glare,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stare down the barrel of a gun — If someone is staring down the barrel of a gun, there s a high risk of something very bad happening …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • stare out — ˌstare ˈdown ˌstare ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they stare down he/she/it stares down …   Useful english dictionary

  • stare — [ster] vi. stared, staring [ME staren < OE starian, akin to ON stara < Gmc * stara , having fixed eyes, rigid < IE base * (s)ter , rigid, stiff > STARK, Gr strēnēs, hard] 1. to gaze or look steadily with eyes wide open, as in fear,… …   English World dictionary

  • stare out — phrasal verb stare down or stare out [transitive] Word forms stare down : present tense I/you/we/they stare down he/she/it stares down present participle staring down past tense stared down past participle stared down stare someone down/out to… …   English dictionary

  • stare — stare1 [ ster ] verb intransitive *** to look at someone or something very directly for a long time: It s rude to stare. stare at: He lifted his head and stared at her. stare into/out of/through etc.: They sat on the balcony, staring out across… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stare — starer, n. staringly, adv. /stair/, v., stared, staring, n. v.i. 1. to gaze fixedly and intently, esp. with the eyes wide open. 2. to be boldly or obtrusively conspicuous: The bright modern painting stares out at you in the otherwise conservative …   Universalium

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