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gawk

 (gôk)
intr.v. gawked, gawk·ing, gawks
To stare or gape stupidly. See Synonyms at gaze.
n.
An awkward or clumsy person.

[Perhaps alteration (influenced by gawk, awkward person) of obsolete gaw, to gape, from Middle English gawen, from Old Norse , to heed. N., probably from English dialectal gawk, left (as in gawk hand, left hand).]

gawk′er n.

gawk

(ɡɔːk)
n
a clumsy stupid person; lout
vb
(intr) to stare in a stupid way; gape
[C18: from Old Danish gaukr; probably related to gape]

gawk

(gɔk)
v.i.
1. to stare stupidly; gape.
n.
2. an awkward, foolish person.
[1775–85; appar. representing Old English word meaning fool =ga(gol) foolish + -oc -ock]

gawk


Past participle: gawked
Gerund: gawking

Imperative
gawk
gawk
Present
I gawk
you gawk
he/she/it gawks
we gawk
you gawk
they gawk
Preterite
I gawked
you gawked
he/she/it gawked
we gawked
you gawked
they gawked
Present Continuous
I am gawking
you are gawking
he/she/it is gawking
we are gawking
you are gawking
they are gawking
Present Perfect
I have gawked
you have gawked
he/she/it has gawked
we have gawked
you have gawked
they have gawked
Past Continuous
I was gawking
you were gawking
he/she/it was gawking
we were gawking
you were gawking
they were gawking
Past Perfect
I had gawked
you had gawked
he/she/it had gawked
we had gawked
you had gawked
they had gawked
Future
I will gawk
you will gawk
he/she/it will gawk
we will gawk
you will gawk
they will gawk
Future Perfect
I will have gawked
you will have gawked
he/she/it will have gawked
we will have gawked
you will have gawked
they will have gawked
Future Continuous
I will be gawking
you will be gawking
he/she/it will be gawking
we will be gawking
you will be gawking
they will be gawking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been gawking
you have been gawking
he/she/it has been gawking
we have been gawking
you have been gawking
they have been gawking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been gawking
you will have been gawking
he/she/it will have been gawking
we will have been gawking
you will have been gawking
they will have been gawking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been gawking
you had been gawking
he/she/it had been gawking
we had been gawking
you had been gawking
they had been gawking
Conditional
I would gawk
you would gawk
he/she/it would gawk
we would gawk
you would gawk
they would gawk
Past Conditional
I would have gawked
you would have gawked
he/she/it would have gawked
we would have gawked
you would have gawked
they would have gawked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gawk - an awkward stupid persongawk - an awkward stupid person    
clumsy person - a person with poor motor coordination
Verb1.gawk - look with amazement; look stupidly
look - perceive with attention; direct one's gaze towards; "She looked over the expanse of land"; "Look at your child!"; "Look--a deer in the backyard!"

gawk

verb stare, gape, goggle, ogle, gawp (slang), gaze open-mouthed He continued to gawk at her and didn't answer.

gawk

noun
A large, ungainly, and dull-witted person:
Informal: lummox.
verb
To look intently and fixedly:
Idioms: gaze open-mouthed, rivet the eyes on.
Translations

gawk

[gɔːk]
A. Npapamoscas mf inv
B. VImirar boquiabierto
to gawk atmirar boquiabierto
he stood there gawking at herquedó boquiabierto mirándola

gawk

[ˈgɔːk] vi (= stare) → rester bouche bée
to gawk at sb/sth → regarder qn/qch bouche bée

gawk

(inf)
nSchlaks m (inf)
vi = gawp

gawk

[gɔːk] vi (fam) to gawk atrestare a bocca aperta davanti a
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