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  • v. To overcome or make uncomfortable by staring intently.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. overcome or cause to waver or submit by (or as if by) staring


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  •     "Kirtar is at least five days 'ride west," the caravan leader said, turning to stare down the road.


  • She tried to meet Phule's eyes for a moment, but she might as well have been trying to stare down a statue.

    Phule me twice

  • But the albino, strengthened by his borrowed energy, sheathed the black blade and took five quick strides across the hall to mount the dais and stare down into Lord Gho's face, which twisted in terror.

    The Fortress of the Pearl

  • Crossing back over the river, I stare down into the pewter water and imagine myself sinking into it.

    Secret History of Elizabeth Tudor, Vampire Slayer

  • Knowing that her face was two shades short of purple, Maddy could only stare down at the lump under Lois’s shirt being made by her red lace Wonderbra.

    Dragon Warrior

  • Jorgenson was the nerve center of the plant, drawing them back, and they stalked over to stare down at him, then sat where they could be sure of missing no sign of returning consciousness.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • Yet there they were, keeping me exhausted and irritable and searching out a piece of quiet if smoke-covered deck where I could stand by myself and stare down at the endless sea.

    Locked Rooms

  • But it just crystallises what a difficult position Pakistan is in trying to stare down extremism and terrorism.

    Interview - Newshour, Australia Network - Transcript - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • Here was I, friendly disposed, officer and gentleman, knew the ropes, spoke the lingo (well, I could understand a Mandarin, and make myself enough understood in turn; with the coolies I had to use pigeon and my boots), and just the chap to stare down any yellow office-wallahs.

    Flashman and the Dragon

  • He had been politely trying to stare down LuEllen's sundress until Dessusdelit mentioned our names, and then his eyes fixed on me.

    The Empress File


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