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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 ?
Traveling in Thuria is less arduous than under the midday sun which perpetually glares down on the rest of Pellucidar's surface; but it has its draw-backs, one of which is the depressing influence exerted by the everlasting shade of the Land of Awful Shadow.
Their business deals, which were carried out in the bar, were overseen by the green dragon which glares down at them.
"I shouldn't keep stopping really," says the driver, Jean Grant, as a man in a bigger car glares down in an unsympathetic manner, suggesting a thrusting executive, whose imagination does not regularly gloop in the marshlands of ancient Liverpool.
Crumpit, where the Grinch glares down on Whoville, by sliding on miniature cottages filled with Michael Curry's wee Who puppets.
An action figure of Mr T glares down at the punters from the gantry and repeats of Starsky and Hutch were on the telly screens on the Friday night we dropped by.
YOU'RE NICKED: Steve Harmison glares down the pitch as he has Khaled Mashud caught behind for 22 at the Riverside yesterday; TRESCOTHICK: On the way to another century
Another mystery is the vampire rabbit who glares down on passers-by from a building in Amen Corner behind St Nicholas Cathedral, in Newcastle.
In You Promised Me, 1993, a giant man in a suit, almost filling the frame, glares down at the small figure of a boy huddled nervously in a corner, rendered only in pale outline.
Some days, the sun glares down so relentlessly that they give up their work and simply sit shoulder-deep in the Gulf waters, praying for sundown.
The group stops playing and glares down at Bird Bigger walks to the edge of the bandstand and hurls a cymbal at Bird's feet, as if it is a gauntlet.
Photo: Starkly art deco federal eagle glares down from aluminum niche at 1940 Rincon Annex Post Office (3)
Convinced men won't take her seriously unless she glares down, Amanda uses every makeup trick in the book (including ludicrous buck teeth) to ensure she's an instant turnoff, and, in Shakespearean style, even adopts the alter-ego of "Helena."