Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To be in fear; gaze in alarm or astonishment; look downcast
  • v. To terrify; astonish; surprise.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • v. To surprise or astonish; to be startled or astonished.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To be in fear; gaze in alarm or astonishment; look downcast.
  • To terrify; astonish; surprise.

Etymologies

From Middle English glopnen, from Old Norse glúpna ("to frighten, grieve, look downcast"), from Proto-Germanic *glupnōnan (“to frighten, cause to stare”), from Proto-Indo-European *ghlub(h)- (“to yawn, gape”). Cognate with Icelandic glúpna ("to put to shame"). More at glope. (Wiktionary)

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