stare out at
stare out at (someone or something)
To gaze fixedly at someone or something from within some place or thing. Animal stared out at the people angrily from within its cage. I sat at my desk staring out at the wonderful sunshine, wishing I didn't have to be trapped in work on such a beautiful day.
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stare out at someone or something
1. to be in a place staring outward at someone or something. I stayed in my little room and stared out at the others having fun in the crisp fall air. We stared out at the deep snow.
2. [for a face or eyes visible in a place] to be seen staring outward from that place. Two bright little cat eyes stared out at me from the basket. Her faced stared out of the tiny window.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.