to stare stupidly; gape: The onlookers gawked at arriving celebrities.
an awkward, foolish person.
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How to use gawk in a sentence
Jerry Lee told reporters who gawked at the little girl that she was fifteen.The Strange and Mysterious Death of Mrs. Jerry Lee Lewis | Richard Ben Cramer | January 11, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
I gawked at the sea of broker posts, specialist booths, and flat-screen monitors surrounding me.
As the three Graneys gawked at the food, one of the guards said, “For the last meal, he gets anything he wants.”
The witnesses gawked in horror and fascination and held their breaths.
He just gawked at him from the deck, noting that the man had one hand on a sheath knife.The Syndic | C.M. Kornbluth
He gawked, reddening; his right hand quivered; and to my chagrin he slowly laughed, scanning me.Desert Dust | Edwin L. Sabin
He picked a fairly early hour, too, because what matter if a few yawps gawked as the Tiara vanished?Zero Data | Charles Saphro
As he came down the street he stopped occasionally and gawked around.The Expressman and the Detective | Allan Pinkerton
In any case she must often have been stung by the exasperation of those at whom she gawked.The Judge | Rebecca West
British Dictionary definitions for gawk
a clumsy stupid person; lout
(intr) to stare in a stupid way; gape
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