To stare or gape stupidly. See Synonyms at gaze.(verb-intransitive)
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Use "gawk" in a sentence
"3 - Leaves draw tourists by the droves to come up and gawk, which is never a fun thing because they drive really slowly on the back roads - always frustrating when you're in a hurry somewhere."
"The human body is miraculous and beautiful, but I don't think I want to -- for want of a better word -- "gawk" at skinned, butchered, and posed corpses."
"This blog post is actually a specific request to please never "gawk" at me from a distance."