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rubberneck

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v rubberneck strain to watch; stare curiously "The cars slowed down and the drivers rubbernecked after the accident"
    • n rubberneck a person who stares inquisitively
    • n rubberneck a tourist who is visiting sights of interest
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Usage

In literature:

She was a terrific 'rubberneck.
"Edison, His Life and Inventions" by Frank Lewis Dyer and Thomas Commerford Martin
The Rubberneck Auto was about ready to start.
"The Four Million" by O. Henry
That's the way the guys rubberneck to see if you're good lookin'.
"The Dwelling Place of Light, Complete" by Winston Churchill
I can't help saying rubbernecks, sir, though it's a shocking word.
"Truxton King" by George Barr McCutcheon
Damn rubbernecks, he thought, and turned irritably, half hoping that at least it would be an acquaintance or some pretty girls.
"The Man Who Staked the Stars" by Charles Dye
Say that exhibition must have done the rubbernecks good!
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
For the Zark was behaving precisely like the rubbernecking tourist he himself was pretending to be.
"Insidekick" by Jesse Franklin Bone
Drivers of passing cars slowed down to rubberneck, and a few shouted filthy, vengeful things at them.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
No, I think I'll take those few days off and do a rubberneck trip around Manhattan.
"Out of the Air" by Inez Haynes Irwin
And as for "rubberneck wagons," Denver has as many as New York or Washington.
"The Personality of American Cities" by Edward Hungerford
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In news:

Olympus Has Fallen' Filming to Bring Black Smoke, Rubbernecking.
THE Instamatic Brigades of rubbernecking tourists were out in force over the weekend at the World Trade Center site.
It was a major traffic jam at the Herve Leger show, as people rubbernecked on their way to their seats to get a glimpse of Camila Alves, Nina Dobrev and many more celebs.
Rubbernecking, we learn, goes deeper than crass tastelessness.
Rubbernecking is the cause of 20 percent of crashes in Utah.
Rubbernecking may be inevitable, science says, but tact is essential.
Those blasting down Chinden Boulevard may have found themselves rubbernecking at a marquee board so wacky, so preposterous, that they concluded they didn't read it properly.
On Sunday March 4th, Ventura rockers Rubberneck Lions and Santa Barbara singer-songwriter Erland graced the Green Room with their wonderful music.
The 40th annual Belmont County Rubberneck Tour, a free "drive-it-yourself" tour, will take place on Sunday, Oct 7 from 12:30 to 5 p.m.
Rubberneck Corner got a new paint job today.
Rubberneck corner got a new paint job today.
A Glossary for Architectural Rubberneckers.
In 1962's "The Willowdale Handcar," three pedestrians in winter coats rubberneck at a pair of feet tied to some railroad tracks.
In the World of Google Rubbernecking, Do You Have the "Right to be Forgotten.".
(flourish from Flourish set) Rubbernecker Stamp Watermark ink: Tsukineko Embossing powder: (Silver) Stampin' Up.
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