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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 down on (someone or something)

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 at someone or something with anger or disappointment. Glaring down on that parking ticket won't make it go away, you know. What are you glaring down on me for? I'm not the one who said it!
See also: down, glare, on

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
References in classic literature ?
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.
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.
Coupled with how 'bothersome' patients tended to find the symptoms, about 90% of these patients (90% for halos, 91 % for glares) reported having either no solution or one that was unsatisfactory.
A NEW global study of people using vision correction has found that halos and glare remain commonplace.
* About half of the spectacle and contact lens wearers surveyed reported suffering from the symptoms of halos (52% and 56%, respectively) and glare (47% and 50%, respectively) more than three times a week.
Nevertheless, glares and disgusted looks are probably indirect expressions of hostility, the researchers contend.
But Type As made considerably more hostile comments about others during the interviews, as well as displaying more disgusted looks and glares. The researchers define "glaring" as lowering the brows, raising the upper eyelids and directing the gaze at another person.