rubberneck

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rub·ber·neck

 (rŭb′ər-nĕk′) Slang
intr.v. rub·ber·necked, rub·ber·neck·ing, rub·ber·necks
To look about or survey with unsophisticated wonderment or curiosity.
n.
A rubbernecker.

rubberneck

(ˈrʌbəˌnɛk)
n
1. a person who stares or gapes inquisitively, esp in a naive or foolish manner
2. a sightseer or tourist
vb
(intr) to stare in a naive or foolish manner

rub•ber•neck

(ˈrʌb ərˌnɛk)
Informal. v.i.
1. to stare with curiosity, as by craning the neck or turning the head.
n.
2. a curious onlooker.
3. a sightseer or tourist.
Also, rub′ber•neck`er.
[1895–1900]

rubberneck


Past participle: rubbernecked
Gerund: rubbernecking

Imperative
rubberneck
rubberneck
Present
I rubberneck
you rubberneck
he/she/it rubbernecks
we rubberneck
you rubberneck
they rubberneck
Preterite
I rubbernecked
you rubbernecked
he/she/it rubbernecked
we rubbernecked
you rubbernecked
they rubbernecked
Present Continuous
I am rubbernecking
you are rubbernecking
he/she/it is rubbernecking
we are rubbernecking
you are rubbernecking
they are rubbernecking
Present Perfect
I have rubbernecked
you have rubbernecked
he/she/it has rubbernecked
we have rubbernecked
you have rubbernecked
they have rubbernecked
Past Continuous
I was rubbernecking
you were rubbernecking
he/she/it was rubbernecking
we were rubbernecking
you were rubbernecking
they were rubbernecking
Past Perfect
I had rubbernecked
you had rubbernecked
he/she/it had rubbernecked
we had rubbernecked
you had rubbernecked
they had rubbernecked
Future
I will rubberneck
you will rubberneck
he/she/it will rubberneck
we will rubberneck
you will rubberneck
they will rubberneck
Future Perfect
I will have rubbernecked
you will have rubbernecked
he/she/it will have rubbernecked
we will have rubbernecked
you will have rubbernecked
they will have rubbernecked
Future Continuous
I will be rubbernecking
you will be rubbernecking
he/she/it will be rubbernecking
we will be rubbernecking
you will be rubbernecking
they will be rubbernecking
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been rubbernecking
you have been rubbernecking
he/she/it has been rubbernecking
we have been rubbernecking
you have been rubbernecking
they have been rubbernecking
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been rubbernecking
you will have been rubbernecking
he/she/it will have been rubbernecking
we will have been rubbernecking
you will have been rubbernecking
they will have been rubbernecking
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been rubbernecking
you had been rubbernecking
he/she/it had been rubbernecking
we had been rubbernecking
you had been rubbernecking
they had been rubbernecking
Conditional
I would rubberneck
you would rubberneck
he/she/it would rubberneck
we would rubberneck
you would rubberneck
they would rubberneck
Past Conditional
I would have rubbernecked
you would have rubbernecked
he/she/it would have rubbernecked
we would have rubbernecked
you would have rubbernecked
they would have rubbernecked
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rubberneck - a tourist who is visiting sights of interestrubberneck - a tourist who is visiting sights of interest
holidaymaker, tourer, tourist - someone who travels for pleasure
2.rubberneck - a person who stares inquisitively
looker, spectator, viewer, watcher, witness - a close observer; someone who looks at something (such as an exhibition of some kind); "the spectators applauded the performance"; "television viewers"; "sky watchers discovered a new star"
Verb1.rubberneck - strain to watch; stare curiously; "The cars slowed down and the drivers rubbernecked after the accident"
watch - look attentively; "watch a basketball game"
Translations

rubberneck

[ˈrʌbənek] (US)
A. Nmirón/ona m/f
B. VIcuriosear

rubberneck

rubber-neck [ˈrʌbərnɛk] vifaire le badaud
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