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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 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
References in classic literature ?
I remember the out-thrust of his protruding underlip as he glared down at the wild pigs.
I became restless and anxious, and when Thomas Mugridge glared down the companion-way, sick and angry of countenance, I prepared to go about my duties.
He glared down at the dead panther and then, in a fit of rage, he seized and mauled the body only to drop it in a moment, lower his head, voice a single terrific roar, and turn toward the ape-man.
And if you ever put your foot over that threshold again'--here in an instant the smile hardened into a grin of rage, and he glared down at me with the face of a demon--'I'll throw you to the mastiff.'
The 37-year-old missed easy slam dunk smashes, she belted the ball wide while on break point, and glared down on the net after yet another of her shots got tangled up in bottom of the black mesh.
"You definitely won't have time to eat any of it, or even if you tried to, you'd definitely be either kicked out by other moviegoers or glared down as hard as possible."
During the trial, Janet's loved ones glared down at Hough from the public gallery with him refusing to look up at them.
Everyone present saw it, but noone moved or spoke as it glared down with flaming, fiendish glances to leave all guests dumbstruck.
"It's only a prank," he screamed, as the attackers glared down the camera lens.
I was filling out papers for the dog's transfer when Mohegan, sitting nearby, suddenly raced up a curtain and glared down at us from a high perch near the ceiling.
Club legend John Greig glared down from a giant poster on the wall as the devastating news was broken by joint administrators Paul Clark and David Whitehouse, and takeover consortium leader Charles Green.
I was prowling around a little resale shop, where a gargoyle with cold green eyes glared down at a Queen Anne table set with Limoges china, when my eye caught a flash of pink and gold in the corner.
Then a radio pundit went out of his way to stir up more bad feeling, describing Robinson's challenge thus: "It was nasty but the thing that shocked me was that he glared down as if he had been cheating."
Then he slowly swung his head and those massive antlers my way and glared down at me kneeling there below him.
The curatethe Reverend Samuel Ireson, glared down from the pulpit at Miss Robinson and told her to leave.