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glare at (someone or something)

To fix someone or something with an angry, piercing stare. 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 fix someone with an angry, piercing stare 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 glower 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 glower 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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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