outstare


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out·stare

 (out-stâr′)
tr.v. out·stared, out·star·ing, out·stares
1. To stare at (someone or an animal) until the person or animal blinks or turns away.
2. To defy or confront boldly: outstared the authorities.

outstare

(ˌaʊtˈstɛə)
vb (tr)
a variant form of stare out

outstare


Past participle: outstared
Gerund: outstaring

Imperative
outstare
outstare
Present
I outstare
you outstare
he/she/it outstares
we outstare
you outstare
they outstare
Preterite
I outstared
you outstared
he/she/it outstared
we outstared
you outstared
they outstared
Present Continuous
I am outstaring
you are outstaring
he/she/it is outstaring
we are outstaring
you are outstaring
they are outstaring
Present Perfect
I have outstared
you have outstared
he/she/it has outstared
we have outstared
you have outstared
they have outstared
Past Continuous
I was outstaring
you were outstaring
he/she/it was outstaring
we were outstaring
you were outstaring
they were outstaring
Past Perfect
I had outstared
you had outstared
he/she/it had outstared
we had outstared
you had outstared
they had outstared
Future
I will outstare
you will outstare
he/she/it will outstare
we will outstare
you will outstare
they will outstare
Future Perfect
I will have outstared
you will have outstared
he/she/it will have outstared
we will have outstared
you will have outstared
they will have outstared
Future Continuous
I will be outstaring
you will be outstaring
he/she/it will be outstaring
we will be outstaring
you will be outstaring
they will be outstaring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been outstaring
you have been outstaring
he/she/it has been outstaring
we have been outstaring
you have been outstaring
they have been outstaring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been outstaring
you will have been outstaring
he/she/it will have been outstaring
we will have been outstaring
you will have been outstaring
they will have been outstaring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been outstaring
you had been outstaring
he/she/it had been outstaring
we had been outstaring
you had been outstaring
they had been outstaring
Conditional
I would outstare
you would outstare
he/she/it would outstare
we would outstare
you would outstare
they would outstare
Past Conditional
I would have outstared
you would have outstared
he/she/it would have outstared
we would have outstared
you would have outstared
they would have outstared
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.outstare - overcome or cause to waver or submit by (or as if by) staring; "He simply stared down his opponent"
gaze, stare - look at with fixed eyes; "The students stared at the teacher with amazement"
Translations

outstare

[ˌaʊtˈstɛəʳ] VT I outstared himlo miré tan fijamente que tuvo que bajar or apartar la vista
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