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

     

    glare

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɡleə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡler//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they glare
    BrE BrE//ɡleə(r)//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡler//
     
    he / she / it glares
    BrE BrE//ɡleəz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡlerz//
     
    past simple glared
    BrE BrE//ɡleəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡlerd//
     
    past participle glared
    BrE BrE//ɡleəd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɡlerd//
     
    -ing form glaring
    BrE BrE//ˈɡleərɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡlerɪŋ//
     
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  1. 1[intransitive] glare (at somebody/something) to look at somebody/something in an angry way synonym glower He didn't shout, he just glared at me silently. I looked at her and she glared furiously back. See related entries: Anger
  2. 2[intransitive] to shine with a very bright unpleasant light
  3. Word Origin Middle English (in the sense ‘shine strongly’): from Middle Dutch and Middle Low German glaren ‘to gleam, glare’: perhaps related to glass. The sense ‘stare’ occurred first in the adjective glaring (late Middle English).Extra examples He stood at the bottom of the stairs, glaring up at us. I looked at her and she glared angrily back. Noah was furious but he didn’t shout, he just glared at me silently.
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