stare at (someone)

phrasal verb

stared at (someone); staring at (someone); stares at (someone)
: to look steadily at (someone)
We just sat and stared at each other.
often used figuratively for something that should be apparent
The solution was staring right at me but I didn't see it.

Examples of stare at (someone) in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the clip, travelers stare at the scene as some take photos and videos to document the strange event. Natalia Senanayake, Peoplemag, 5 July 2024 For years, the state relied on a network of 1,000 mountaintop cameras to detect wildfires, with operators having to stare at computer screens around the clock to detect smoke. Luke Feeney, Hartford Courant, 1 Mar. 2024 Joel’s tendency to stare at what appeared to be a TelePrompter scrolling the lyrics snuffed out any potential chemistry. Bob Gendron, Chicago Tribune, 22 June 2024 The dog can be seen ripping up the bottom of the trampoline before stopping to stare at the camera. Paloma Chavez, Miami Herald, 13 June 2024 See all Example Sentences for stare at (someone) 

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“Stare at (someone).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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