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gape



Pronunciation: (gāp, gap), [key]
v., gaped, gap•ing,
n.


v.i.
1. to stare with open mouth, as in wonder.
2. to open the mouth wide involuntarily, as the result of hunger, sleepiness, or absorbed attention.
3. to open as a gap; split or become open wide.

n.
1. a wide opening; gap; breach.
2. an act or instance of gaping.
3. a stare, as in astonishment or with the mouth wide open.
4. a yawn.
5. Zool.the width of the open mouth.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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