Definition of gaping
: wide open a gaping hole
Recent Examples of gaping from the Web
The collapse created a gaping sinkhole and impacted more than half-million residents in 11 communities.
This meant that their systems had a gaping vulnerability, which the ransomware has now taken advantage of, compromising systems in hospitals, businesses and government ministries.
Rudy screamed at his gaping teammates, while lighting a garbage can on fire.
ORINDA — After weeks of legal wrangling, a couple has given the city the green light to fix a gaping sinkhole near their home.
In seeking and depending on minimum liability, platforms leave gaping voids.
Their announcement, which could ultimately lead to gaping holes throughout the competitions in Rio, reflected a struggle to preserve the integrity of one of the sports world’s most prestigious events.
When Chestnut feeds a dog into his maw, like a log into a wood chipper, A's fans respectfully lower their own frankfurters and manually close their gaping mouths.
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Definition of gaping for English Language Learners
: wide open : very large
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