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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.
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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
References in classic literature ?
The glare grew brighter, the roar of voices deeper; the crash of heavy bodies falling, shook the air; bright streams of sparks rose up into the sky; but louder than them all-- rising faster far, to Heaven--a million times more fierce and furious--pouring forth dreadful secrets after its long silence-- speaking the language of the dead--the Bell--the Bell!
The glare of the flames had sunk into a fitful, flashing light; and the gentle stars, invisible till now, looked down upon the blackening heap.
I determined to strike another match and escape under the protection of its glare.
I saw more things on that starry night, by that blood-red glare, than I have told you in their order, and more things than I shall tell you now.
My gorge rose at the long, low billows-sleek as black satin - lifting and dipping in this ghastly glare.
And by and by out we would swing again into the glare.
About the third or fourth or fifth time that we swung out into the glare -- it was along there somewhere, a couple of hours or so after sun-up -- it wasn't as pleas- ant as it had been.
And stainless steel, which encases nearly the entire exterior, is so shiny, it causes eye-searing glares into the nearby business and homes.
Nevertheless, glares and disgusted looks are probably indirect expressions of hostility, the researchers contend.
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