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gape 中文解釋 wordnet sense Collocation Usage
Verb
/gāp/,
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gapes, 3rd person singular present; gaped, past participle; gaping, present participle; gaped, past tense;
  1. Stare with one's mouth open wide, typically in amazement or wonder
    • - they gaped at her as if she were an alien
  2. Be or become wide open
    • - a large duffel bag gaped open by her feet
Noun
  1. A wide opening or breach
    • - a gape of the jaws
  2. An open-mouthed stare
    • - she climbed into her sports car to the gapes of passersby
  3. A widely open mouth or beak
    • - juvenile birds with yellow gapes
  4. A disease of birds with gaping of the mouth as a symptom, caused by infestation with gapeworm


  1. an expression of openmouthed astonishment
  2. goggle: look with amazement; look stupidly
  3. be wide open; "the deep gaping canyon"
  4. a stare of amazement (usually with the mouth open)
  5. (gaping) agape(p): with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe; "the gaping audience"; "we stood there agape with wonder"; "with mouth agape"
  6. (Gapes) Michael John "Mike" Gapes (born 4 September 1952) is a British Labour Co-operative politician who has been the Member of Parliament (MP) for Ilford South since 1992.
  7. (Gaping) Abeyance, (from the Old French abeance meaning "gaping"), is a state of expectancy in respect of property, titles or office, when the right to them is not vested in any one person, but awaits the appearance or determination of the true owner. ...
  8. An act of gaping; a yawn; To open the mouth wide
  9. (gaped) (vb.): To gape at someone is to stare at that person with your mouth open. See a rather extreme example of gaping.
  10. (gaped) looked at in surprise, with your mouth wide open
  11. (Gapes) an affection of the windpipe caused by threadlike worms, which choke the birds, especially the young.
  12. (Gaping) The separation of the individual flakes of meat in a fillet. Gaping can be a natural feature of the fish flesh or a result of poor handling. Also refers to the opened shell of live shellfish. Severe gaping indicates the animal is dead and that the shellfish should not be eaten.
  13. (GAPING) A begging behavior of baby birds that starts shortly after hatching. With parrots, this wide mouth begging also involves a repetitive begging call.
  14. Of a dolphin, the area of the mouth when opened during feeding; sometimes called "free gape."
  15. The soft tissue at the corner of the mouth. In young Ruby-throated Hummingbirds it is yellow; in adults it is white or pinkish-white.
  16. area where base of the bill joins the feathered face.
  17. Basal part of the beak (mainly for young birds and raptors).
  18. the mouth and fleshy corner of the bill, which can extend back below the eye.
  19. The distance across the crusher feed opening between the fixed and moving members.
  20. The open mouth of a chick seeking food.
  21. The degree to which the barrel(s) of a break-open gun drop down; the size of the opening space---which should be sufficient to allow for ease of loading, unloading and properly-functioning ejection. ...
  22. The mouthline of a cetacean.
  23. A widely open mouth or beak.
  24. Buttermilk. (Auvergne)