look/shoot/stare daggers at

Definition of look/shoot/stare daggers at

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

    :  to ascertain by the use of one's eyes

    :  to exercise the power of vision upon :  examine

  1. :  the act of looking

    :  glance

    :  the expression of the countenance

shootplay
  1. :  to eject or impel or cause to be ejected or impelled by a sudden release of tension (as of a bowstring or slingshot or by a flick of a finger)

    :  to drive forth or cause to be driven forth by an explosion (as of a powder charge in a firearm or of ignited fuel in a rocket)

    :  to drive forth or cause to be driven forth by a sudden release of gas or air

  1. :  a sending out of new growth or the growth sent out: such as

    :  a stem or branch with its leaves and appendages especially when not yet mature

    :  offshoot

  1. : used to express annoyance or surprise

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

    :  to show oneself conspicuously

    :  to stand on end :  bristle

  1. :  the act or an instance of staring

daggerplay daggers
  1. :  a sharp pointed knife for stabbing

    :  something that resembles a dagger

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


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