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gape

[ geyp, gap ]
/ geɪp, gæp /
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verb (used without object), gaped, gap·ing.
noun
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Origin of gape

1175–1225; Middle English, from Old Norse gapa “to open the mouth wide”; compare German gaffen

synonym study for gape

1. See gaze.

OTHER WORDS FROM gape

gap·ing·ly, adverbsub·gape, verb (used without object), sub·gaped, sub·gap·ing.un·gap·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for gape

gape
/ (ɡeɪp) /

verb (intr)
to stare in wonder or amazement, esp with the mouth open
to open the mouth wide, esp involuntarily, as in yawning or hunger
to be or become wide openthe crater gaped under his feet
noun
See also gapes

Word Origin for gape

C13: from Old Norse gapa; related to Middle Dutch gapen, Danish gabe
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