HyperDic: stare_down

English > 1 sense of the expression stare down:
VERBperceptionstare down, outstare, outfaceovercome or cause to waver or submit by (or as if by) staring
English > stare down: 1 sense > verb 1, perception
MeaningOvercome or cause to waver or submit by (or as if by) staring.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot stare down Sue
Synonymsoutstare, outface
Broadergaze, starelook at with fixed eyes

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