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look daggers definition

Overview

Define the meaning of the English word look daggers below. Look daggers is a verb. Also define these 0 related words and terms: .

English

Etymology

An allusion to a look being so fierce as to be able to injure the person looked at like a dagger.[1]

Pronunciation

Verb

look daggers (third-person singular simple present looks daggers, present participle looking daggers, simple past and past participle looked daggers)

  1. (intransitive) Often followed by at: to stare in a disapproving, severe, or threatening manner, especially without speaking.
    Synonyms: glare daggers, shoot daggers, stare daggers

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References

  1. ^ to speak or look daggers” under “dagger, n.1”, in OED Online , Oxford, Oxfordshire: Oxford University Press, December 2020; “look daggers at, phrase”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.