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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

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
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The criterion to configure each treatment was to achieve L intensities that, theoretically, were glaring and not glaring.
The subjects demonstrated improved visual performance under glaring light conditions over the course of the test period compared with baseline.
President Carter's book on the Middle East, a title too inflammatory to even print, is not based on unvarnished analyses; it is replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments.
Statistically, the Clippers might not have looked far behind the Kings in most major categories, except for two glaring shooting stats.
A new coating that prevents fogging and reflection could one day clear the world of misty mirrors, glaring glasses, and cloudy camera lenses.
The obfuscation also darkens the fact, otherwise a glaring fact, that with rare exceptions these universities and institutes are not at all involved in any fundamental "cutting edge" research.
The most glaring thing about the photo is that one of his flags is folded incorrectly.
Forced to break limestone under the glaring su n during his twenty-eight-year incarceration on Robben Island, Mandela suffered retinal damage that left him unable to cry.
This point was chosen because it corresponds to the point B 50 L of the European beam pattern, the so-called glaring point in the beam pattern that causes the largest glare illuminance.