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BrE BrE//steə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ster//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they stare
BrE BrE//steə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ster//he / she / it stares
BrE BrE//steəz//; NAmE NAmE//sterz//past simple stared
BrE BrE//steəd//; NAmE NAmE//sterd//past participle stared
BrE BrE//steəd//; NAmE NAmE//sterd//-ing form staring
BrE BrE//ˈsteərɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsterɪŋ//
- 1 to be obvious or easy to see The answer was staring us in the face.
- 2 to be certain to happen Defeat was staring them in the face.