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outstare

[ out-stair ]
/ ˌaʊtˈstɛər /
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verb (used with object), out·stared, out·star·ing.

to outdo in staring; stare down.
to cause (someone) discomfort or embarrassment.

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Origin of outstare

First recorded in 1590–1600; out- + stare
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