Definition of gape verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    gape

     verb
    verb
    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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  1. 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. 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.