gawk at (someone or something)

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gawk at (someone or something)

To stare at someone or something in surprise or stupefaction. We gawked at the firemen as they rushed into the burning building. I could only gawk at Mary when she told me she was pregnant.
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gawk at someone or something

to stare at someone or something, obviously and awkwardly. Why are you standing there, gawking at me? The tourists stood at the foot of the mountain and gawked at the top.
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On their website, Galloway and Rabinowitz describe the work in terms of immediacy and spontaneous interaction; it was a literal "hole" through which geographic space was compressed, "sever[ing| the distance between both cities.' (1) The video documentation of this event, on view recently in the exhibition "The Art of Participation: 1950 to Now" at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, was presented on two oversize facing screens, on which visitors watched crowds gather to gawk at one another and exchange greetings, jokes, insults, and come-ons.