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NAmE//stɛr//[intransitive] stare (at somebody/something)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stare
he / she / it stares
past simple stared
-ing form staring
- 1to be obvious or easy to see The answer was staring us in the face.
- 2to be certain to happen Defeat was staring them in the face.
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to be unable to avoid something They were staring defeat in the face. Phrasal Verbsstare somebody down
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