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Definition 1: a stare of amazement (usually with the mouth open) - [noun denoting act]

(gape is a kind of ...) a fixed look with eyes open wide

Definition 2: an expression of openmouthed astonishment - [noun denoting communication]

(gape is a kind of ...) a gesture executed with the facial muscles

(... is a kind of gape ) a gaping grimace

Definition 3: look with amazement; look stupidly - [verb of perception]

Synonyms for gape in the sense of this definition

(gape is a kind of ...) perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards

"She looked over the expanse of land" "Look at your child!" "Look--a deer in the backyard!"

Definition 4: be wide open - [verb of stative]

Samples where gape or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the deep gaping canyon

Synonyms for gape in the sense of this definition

(gape is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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