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intr.v. gawped, gawp·ing, gawps Chiefly British
[Variant of obsolete galp, to gawk, gape, of unknown origin.]
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slang (often foll by: at) Brit to stare stupidly; gape
[C14 galpen; probably related to Old English gielpan to boast, yelp. Compare Dutch galpen to yelp]
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Past participle: gawped
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|Verb||1.||gawp - 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!"
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