from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To overcome with a bold or self-assured look; stare down.
- transitive v. To defy or resist.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To disconcert someone with an unblinking face-to-face confrontation; to stare down
- v. To boldly confront a situation
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To face or look (one) out of countenance; to resist or bear down by bold looks or effrontery; to brave.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To confront boldly; brave; defy.
- To keep or force by boldness.
- To face or stare down; confront with assurance, boastfully, or overbearingly; browbeat.
- To face out; counteract by assurance; put a good face on.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. overcome or cause to waver or submit by (or as if by) staring
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