- 1[intransitive] gape (at somebody/something) to stare at someone or something with your mouth open because you are shocked or surprised Isabel gaped at him, horrified. Frank gaped. He couldn't believe what he was seeing.
- 2 [intransitive] to be or become wide open a gaping hole/mouth/wound A huge chasm gaped before them. gape open He stood yawning, his pajama jacket gaping open.
NAmE//ɡeɪp//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they gape
he / she / it gapes
past simple gaped
-ing form gaping
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