With his arms at his side, his mouth wide open, he gaped at what the light revealed.
He looked tired, and gaped several times as he was talking to me.
I hobbled past the man—he just gaped at me like a puddock on a hot day—and got to the foot of the stair and looked up.
His mouth, which had gaped loosely, closed with a snap into firm lines.
Bill Crane jumped from his horse, stretched his limbs, and gaped.
Hinde gaped at him, incapable of expressing himself with sufficient force.
When I asked one the other day for a colour to work an old brick wall, she gaped at me as if I were mad.
One shoe reclined in the southwest corner and the other gaped in the northeast.
He gaped blindfolded for anything, and she gave him the map of Europe in tatters.
He gaped at her vague, pearly face, as if she had suggested some enormity.
early 13c., from an unrecorded Old English word or else from Old Norse gapa "to open the mouth, gape," common West Germanic (cf. Middle Dutch, Dutch gapen, German gaffen "to gape, stare," Swedish gapa, Danish gabe), from PIE *ghai- (see gap). Related: Gaped; gaping. As a noun, from 1530s.