stare down

verb
stared down; staring down; stares down

Definition of stare down

transitive verb

: to cause to waver or submit by or as if by staring

First Known Use of stare down

1798, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of stare down was in 1798

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stare down

stare/gaze (off) into space

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“Stare down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stare%20down. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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