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gape (v.)

early 13c., from an unrecorded Old English word or else from Old Norse gapa "to open the mouth wide, gape" (see gap (n.)). Related: Gaped; gaping. As a noun, "act of opening the mouth," from 1530s.

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Definitions of gape from WordNet
1
gape (v.)
look with amazement; look stupidly;
Synonyms: goggle / gawp / gawk
gape (v.)
be wide open;
Synonyms: yawn / yaw
2
gape (n.)
an expression of openmouthed astonishment;
gape (n.)
a stare of amazement (usually with the mouth open);
From wordnet.princeton.edu