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rubberneck

1. verb To gawk, gape, or stare, especially with a naïve, unsophisticated, or foolish manner. I hate the amount of people who descend on the city each year wander around and rubberneck. People kept clogging up traffic as they slowed down to rubberneck at the accident.
2. noun Someone who gawks or stares in such a manner. The famous cathedral was filled with rubbernecks, much to the chagrin of the regular churchgoers. A bunch of rubbernecks gathered around to watch the building burn.

rubberneck

1. n. one who stares at something or someone; a tourist. (see also gander.) At noon the sidewalks are crowded with rubbernecks.
2. in. to stare (at something or someone). Traffic is stalled because of all the drivers who are rubbernecking.
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Further, it showed Rubberneck and another guard had just left the compound.
If one driver pauses - for instance, to rubberneck - the touch on the brakes creates a two- or three-minute wait for the 50th car behind him.
Luckily being unfashionably early - an hour and a half - for Julien Macdonald's show it gave me a chance to rubberneck at a proper star and watch the paps in action.
This fifth full-length solo project and second live disc on her own Rubberneck Records imprint is a novel concept--a live album produced by fans--that works on many levels but isn't quite as strong as her more polished studio works.
Those words seem almost quaint in a world where Barbara Walters urges Monica Lewinsky to share details with 40 million viewers, or where so many of us rubberneck at the checkout stand to catch tabloid headlines about some final secret about Di or JFK Jr.
Moreover, a self-driving car won't rubberneck or brake unpredictably.
If every rubberneck who'd turned up for a squint of James Turner Street had left a tenner, we'd be hearing none of this victimhood piffle.
The centre will also be featuring its own indie club, Rubberneck, showcasing local bands along with national and international names to watch.
Rubberneck front man Smoove will be delivering the Newcastle workshop with Jess Roberts.
An array of other events will also be taking place over the two days, and there will be music on the main stage from Keiretsu, Psychedelic Breakfast, Becky Owen, Rubberneck and the Newcastle Jazz Orchestra.
If people are as willing to populate theaters as they,are to rubberneck from their cars, Disney is in for a hit.
The idea behind the campaign, he said, is not to fine vehicles that obstruct traffic but to teach people not to rubberneck in the first place.
Ugly to see, but somehow you can't help but rubberneck.