Gape synonyms and antonyms

gāp, găp

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(Now Rare) To stand out conspicuously
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To the full extent; completely.
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(Anatomy) Filled with cavities or hollow areas; porous.
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The action of the verb yawn.
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Spreading or expanded:
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A splitting open, as of a pod or anther, along definite structural lines
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Deep and wide open:
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(Informal) To take place or happen; proceed:
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When you see others yawning, the mirror neurons in the brain can cause the mirroring effect causing the neurons to fire up, leading to the yawning reaction.
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Oscitancy.
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The act of yawning
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The act of yawning or gaping. Also figuratively.
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To split open along definite structural lines, as the seedpods of legumes, lilies, etc. do
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(Anatomy) The vertebrate organ of sight, composed of a pair of fluid-filled spherical structures that occupy the orbits of the skull. Incoming light is refracted by the cornea of the eye and transmitted through the pupil to the lens, which focuses the image onto the retina.
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(Intransitive) To draw in the breath suddenly, as if from a shock.
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To stare stupidly, like a gawk
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To look intently and steadily; stare, as in wonder or expectancy
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To roll or bulge (the eyes).
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(Intransitive) To stare at (someone or something), especially impertinently, amorously, or covetously.
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To gape; to yawn.
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To come in sight; to appear.
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To look at things or gaze about in this way
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To draw or bind together the edges of:
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To come apart; open
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To form (a word) with the mouth soundlessly
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To admit or receive, as for consultation or a social visit:
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To break or divide into separate parts
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(Chemistry) To break into simpler molecules, often by means of heat or a catalyst.
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To split
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To appear to be; seem
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(UK) To stare stupidly or rudely; to gawk.
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To turn about the vertical axis. Used of an aircraft, spacecraft, or projectile.
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Find another word for gape. In this page you can discover 38 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for gape, like: stare, wide, cavernous, yawning, patulous, dehiscence, gaping, break, yawn, oscitant and oscitance.