Definition of gawk verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gawk

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ɡɔːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɔːk//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gawk
BrE BrE//ɡɔːk//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɔːk//
 
he / she / it gawks
BrE BrE//ɡɔːks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɔːks//
 
past simple gawked
BrE BrE//ɡɔːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɔːkt//
 
past participle gawked
BrE BrE//ɡɔːkt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ɡɔːkt//
 
-ing form gawking
BrE BrE//ˈɡɔːkɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡɔːkɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] gawk (at somebody/something) (informal) to stare at somebody/something in a rude or stupid way synonym gape Stop gawking like that! The old station master gawked in surprise as they pushed past him. Word Origin late 17th cent. (as a noun): perhaps related to obsolete gaw ‘to gaze’, from Old Norse ‘heed’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: gawk