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rubberneck

1. n. one who stares at something or someone; a tourist. (see also gander.) At noon the sidewalks are crowded with rubbernecks.
2. in. to stare (at something or someone). Traffic is stalled because of all the drivers who are rubbernecking.
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The idea behind the campaign, he said, is not to fine vehicles that obstruct traffic but to teach people not to rubberneck in the first place.
Like rubbernecks passing a dreadful accident, we feel a curious urge to take a look.
Fashion Show, The Pulp Fusion Album Launch, The Rubbernecks funk band, and Hip-hop DJ's with breakdancers.
These crimes are often detected by noticing that an employee moves his hands to his pockets, slips bills into stacks of paperwork, rubbernecks, or displays unusual posture and movement when walking away with the money.
Now, as crowds of rubbernecks (you even get them for car smashes) start to dwindle, people are trying to work out what to do with this most expensive folly ever built when it goes out of date on December 31, and six supposedly serious tenders are already being considered.
Emirates Road has been quite bad since Ramadan started and rubbernecks don't make the traffic any better," Abdul Razzaq, a motorist, pointed out.
And like rubbernecks at a road accident we couldn't help but have a look at the tragic scene.