[ stahr-geyz ]
/ ˈstɑrˌgeɪz /
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verb (used without object), star·gazed, star·gaz·ing.
to gaze at or observe the stars.
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Origin of stargaze
First recorded in 1620–30; back formation from stargazer
Words nearby stargaze
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British Dictionary definitions for stargaze
/ (ˈstɑːˌɡeɪz) /
to observe the stars
Derived forms of stargazestargazer, nounstargazing, noun, adjective
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