look/shoot/stare daggers at

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of look/shoot/stare daggers at

: to look at (someone) in an angry way
  • They looked daggers at each other across the table.

Word by Word Definitions

look play
  1. : to make sure or take care (that something is done)

  2. : to ascertain by the use of one's eyes

  3. : to exercise the power of vision upon : examine

  1. : the act of looking

  2. : glance

  3. : the expression of the countenance

stare play
  1. : to look fixedly often with wide-open eyes

  2. : to show oneself conspicuously

  3. : to stand on end : bristle

  1. : the act or an instance of staring

dagger play daggers
  1. : a sharp pointed knife for stabbing

  2. : something that resembles a dagger

  3. : a character † used as a reference mark or to indicate a death date


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