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glare at (someone or something)

To look at someone or something with anger. Vivian always used to glare at me, so I thought for sure she didn't like me. Glaring at that parking ticket won't make it go away, you know.
See also: glare

glare down

1. To shine or glow powerfully on someone or something. I hope you put on sunscreen, considering how the sun is glaring down on us today.
2. To look someone with intensity so that they yield or submit. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "glare" and "down." That woman kept glaring me down until I gave her the last cherry pie, even though I'd picked it up first.
3. To look at someone or something with anger or disappointment. Glaring down at that parking ticket won't make it go away, you know.
See also: down, glare

glare at someone or something

to scowl at someone or something. Don't glare at me! I glared at the cat and thought mean thoughts.
See also: glare

glare down on someone or something

 
1. [for someone] to scowl down at someone or something. The judge glared down on the accused. I glared down on the cat, which ignored me, as usual.
2. [for the sun] to burn down brightly on someone or something. The sun glared down on the beach and made the sand hot to the touch. The bright sun glared down on the desert rocks.
See also: down, glare, on

rivet one's gaze on someone or something

 and rivet one's glare on someone or something
Fig. to fasten one's gaze onto someone or something. (As if it were attached by rivets.) He riveted his gaze on the surly young man. Walter riveted his hateful glare on the last page of the contract and sneered.
See also: gaze, on, rivet

glare down

v.
1. To shine on or illuminate someone or something strongly from above: The sun glared down on the nomads crossing the desert.
2. To intimidate someone or cause someone to submit by staring: The lawyer glared me down until I was unable to speak.
3. To look directly at someone or something disapprovingly or disappointedly: I glared down on my dog, whom I'd caught chewing on the curtains. The dog glared down at the bone, which had sunk to the bottom of the swimming pool.
See also: down, glare
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Glare not only makes computer screens difficult to read, it encourages occupants to close their blinds completely in the name of visual comfort, eliminating the benefits of daylight, Jayson explains.
And while we instinctively use body language to mitigate the effects of glare, we certainly can mandate steps to increase the reflection factors of our interior finishes and increase the size and contrast of our visual tasks to reduce glare, improve perception and conserve energy.
Gail Clyma, a leading advocate in the effort to reduce light pollution, said, "Beyond the loss of our once star-filled night skies, light pollution wastes energy and money, creates hazardous glare and can be harmful to plants, animals and people.
The glare simulation is part of the entire daylighting calculation flow as shown in Figure 1.
The inventor of the Phone Glare has also developed a working prototype that has been utilized with success.
Topics discussed included 'Nutrition and macular pigment and visual excellence,' 'measuring contrast sensitivity with new innovative glare cards,' 'UV effects on the eyes and UV protection from spectacle lenses,' and 'New research on back surface reflection of UV from spectacle lenses.
Discomfort glare is a function of source luminance, source size, position of the sources in the observer's visual field, luminance of background surfaces, and number of sources in the visual field.
Mullin is working with Albert Titus, cochair of UB's Department of Biomedical Engineering, on producing sunglasses that combine sensors and miniaturized electronics to identify and reduce direct glare 10 to 100 times more than conventional brands.
Sharma and other dignitaries showed concerns about the accidents caused due to glare and low visibility during night driving and laid emphasis on developing technologies to improve the situation.
At this time of the year the sun is low in the sky and with the cloudless conditions we often experience at this time of the year taking a bend at 60mph with the glare full in your face can be a nightmare.
At the front of my house however, the street lighting with its alround illumination, creates an upward glare which blanks out the stars completely.
DRIVING off into the sunset might be romantic in the movies, but on city streets and highways, the glare from the sun can be deadly.
The most unique feature of Galen -- the large window on the north end of the arena that gives a magnificent daytime view of the city's downtown skyline -- was covered by cardinal drapes for USC's last afternoon game against Washington State because Fox Sports producers complained of a glare.
In a typical resistive touch screen, the dielectric separator dots used to isolate the conductive layers intensify veiling glare, the scattering of light transmitted through the touch screen.
Another thing you do not grab is the cockpit glare shield pad.