WOTW: gaze

| - Tim Lake |

triplo word of the week - gaze

 

今週の #WOTW は ‘gaze’ です. `Gaze` is a verb and a noun with similar meanings. Have a look and find out.

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The meaning of the verb ‘gaze’ is close to look at. Gaze means to steadily look at something with purpose, admiration, suprise or thought. Here are some examples:

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- On the summer evenings, I enjoying gazing out of my window at the hills behind my house.

- We stood gazing at the painting. We both agreed it was amazing.

- He gazed at her as she walked towards him.

- I could only gaze at them in astonishiment.

- She gazed at the computer screen for hours but didn’t write a single word.

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As you can see, ‘gaze’ commonly comes with ‘at’, but sometimes ‘out’ to show direction.

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The noun of 'gaze' has almost the same meaning. It means a steady, focused look.

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- I followed their gaze to see what they were looking at.

- She met my gaze across the room and smiled.

- He looked away trying to avoid her gaze.

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発音は/ɡeɪz/です。

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この単語は、英語で最もよく使われる3,000の単語のリストであるNew General Service Listからのものです。完全なリストはこちらから。

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