Definition of gaping
: wide open a gaping hole
Recent Examples of gaping from the Web
Rudy screamed at his gaping teammates, while lighting a garbage can on fire.
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.
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Origin and Etymology of gaping
from present participle of 1gape
First Known Use: 1588
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Definition of gaping for English Language Learners
: wide open : very large
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