Gawk is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of gawk, followed by 43 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(noun) - an awkward stupid person
EXAMPLES - Gawk in a Sentence
- Every year the throngs still come to gawk at the famous scene. (source)
- I gawk and converse with other folks on twitter doing the same. (source)
- Sara turns her head to gawk at the dreamy twenty something college kid. (source)
- A couple of guys in a scarlet A-V8 roadster pulled up beside us to gawk. (source)
- Buses brought in tourists to gawk and eat ice cream made on the premises. (source)
- One technique is to skate a large figure eight around him, never stooping to gawk. (source)
- A crowd of 500 or so watched and hundreds more stopped along the boardwalk to gawk. (source)
- Is she going to eat that sandwich or just sprinkle Sensa on it while onlookers gawk? (source)
- For the same reason we gawk at accidents on the highway and train wrecks on the tracks. (source)
- Fans gawk as they stir cream and sugar from afar, then tiptoe over to ask for a snapshot. (source)
- This blog post is actually a specific request to please never "gawk" at me from a distance. (source)
- She stared, bestowing upon me the same stupefied gawk her daughter had given the broken sky. (source)
- He'd done that often, but he still tended to gawk at the great public buildings along the way. (source)
- And, there are clearly plenty of us who are more than willing to gawk at their huge homes online. (source)
- Record Fair's decampment to Arlington; a chance to gawk at undie-clad runners; and the return of Nerd Nite. (source)
- But when I attend their shindigs and to-dos I have a tendency to drift into a shadowy corner and gawk from there. (source)
- Yes, the result was a bit more congestion as drivers slowed down to gawk or be sure they were not the next target. (source)
- We're talking mostly about conditions experienced by people who do not likely read this book or gawk at its pictures. (source)
- Rubberneckers, of course, are those who gawk at often-horrifying roadside scenes, and thus slow up traffic for the rest of us. (source)
- "I thought the kind of person who would come up there and gawk would be an interesting person to have around for a day," he said. (source)
- Up they came from the subway stations, from limousines, off city buses, crossing the street at a clip, refusing the prospect of a gawk. (source)
- Her booted foot kicked open a closed door and she dived into a well-lit room where uniformed officers turned to gawk at her in surprise. (source)
- Kellen would have liked to stay and gawk, but Sandalon was already halfway up one of the staircases, and Kellen had no choice but to follow. (source)
- The SF types were there to gawk, and be part of the scene, and absorb the atmosphere, and maybe someday it would get into a story and maybe not. (source)
- At least five Tesla vehicles, including the $109,000 Roadster, were lined up outside, where spectators and tourists gathered to gawk at the cars. (source)
- Visitors were queued up along the iron picket fence, waiting to take the standard tour, during which they'd gawk at the dinnerware of former presidents. (source)
- The lingering downturn, persistently high unemployment and a still looming foreclosure crisis doesn't mean we can't gawk at ridiculously expensive homes. (source)
- The set required 150 tons of steel and includes historical elements like the Baby Incubator, an actual nursery where tourists could gawk at tiny, premature infants. (source)
- By the middle of the first day, there was a line of coaches waiting to gawk. iScore, too, saw instant success, as sales spiked almost as soon as it hit the Apple store. (source)
- The audience is invited to gawk, to consume for a short period of time the empty calories offered by a narrative about sex that doesn't reflect anyone's lived experience. (source)
- But in rejecting her, we are also rejecting ourselves and that is why we feel a little guilty when we laugh along with Zack Galifianakis or gawk at the pictures of her in magazines. (source)
- The day rehearsals for the nude scene took place, a crowd - carrying lawn chairs and picnic baskets - gathered outside a local house on a tree-lined street to gawk at the filmmakers. (source)
- She's about to enact a full-blown gawk when she sees the posters, mostly musicals but one she recognizes, the play, the piece she'd recall better if it weren't for the memory of that cologne. (source)
- 3 - Leaves draw tourists by the droves to come up and gawk, which is never a fun thing because they drive really slowly on the back roads - always frustrating when you're in a hurry somewhere. (source)
- After my long night, her unexpected presence felt almost angelic, and she looked so starkly beautiful in her Crunch T-shirt, cutoffs, and red Converse sneakers, I had to remind myself not to gawk. (source)
- Here from our perch downtown, where we while away our lunch hour staring at all the people in shorts and flip flops (and others in trench coats and tights), we can't help but wonder: Where do you go to gawk? (source)
- One Caps racing car showed up in Verizon Center this winter, for fans to gawk at and snap photos of, and another came to Virginia International Raceway in Danville two weekends ago, for the season's first race. (source)
- On Wall Street if you're not in the ranks of the super-wealthy, earning tens of millions of dollars a year, you're a failure who can only gawk in awe at the masters of the Universe who run multi-billion dollar hedge funds. (source)
- Under the ordinance, the homeless retain the "right" to be homeless, but not the right to sleep off hangovers in the city square while citizens and tourists trip over them and impressionable children gawk at the self-inflicted degradation. (source)
- Starstruck reporters schmoozed with celebrities; the president made jokes at the expense of a red-faced and huffy Donald Trump; bloggers continued to Tweet madly, unimpeded by their black-tie attire, pausing only to gawk at the likes of Bristol Palin and Paul Rudd. (source)
- And after a rather indigestible luncheon of salt beef and turnips, he held court, buying ale for the tenants and cottars who had lingered after their transactions, and a few villagers who drifted in when their daily work was completed, to gawk at the strangers and hear such news as we carried. (source)
- Zucker blames the public for stopping to gawk at the trainwreck while refusing to acknowledge that there is a trainwreck and that he caused it; it would be like shooting someone then blaming that person for getting blood on your carpet and the police for having the temerity to make a big stink about it by arresting you. (source)
- While many of Ransom's 70,000 annual visitors come to gawk at its Gutenberg Bible (one of only 48 complete copies) or the first photograph taken in nature by Joseph Niepce in 1826, what places Ransom in the rarefied company of research libraries like Harvard's Houghton, Yale's Beinecke or the Library of Congress is the breadth and depth of its 20th-century British and American collections. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 43 example sentences provided below is 63.0, which suggests that "gawk" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 12 synonyms for gawk.
bore, eyeball, gape, gaze, glare, gloat, goggle, look, ogle, peer, rubberneck, yawp
We have 0 antonyms for gawk.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of gawk from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (noun) An awkward, loutish person; an oaf.
- (verb-intransitive) To stare or gape stupidly. See Synonyms at gaze.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) a cuckoo
- (noun) a fool
- (noun) a simpleton, stupid or clumsy person.
- (verb) To stare or gape stupidly
- (verb) To stare conspicuously.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (noun) A cuckoo.
- (noun) A simpleton; a booby; a gawky.
- (verb-intransitive) To act like a gawky.
- (verb-intransitive) To stare with empty-minded fascination; to stare stupidly; to gape; -- usually used with at.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (noun) A cuckoo. [Scotch and North. Eng.] — 2. A stupid, awkward fellow; a fool; a simpleton; a booby. Also gawky.
- (None) Foolish.
- (None) To act like a gawk; go about awkwardly; look like a fool.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (noun) an awkward stupid person
- (verb) look with amazement; look stupidly