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Synonyms for rubberneck

a tourist who is visiting sights of interest

a person who stares inquisitively

strain to watch

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In many ways, some of the pilots at greatest risk from drones are those in news helicopters who are paid to rubberneck at the same events that drones are peeking at.
One day, the Germans appeared to have vacated the compound, but Sweanor's log showed Rubberneck still somewhere inside the prison camp.
If you'd rather walk to your retail therapy, The Wyndham is close to the Kings Road where you can rubberneck at the socialites and models who love its chic boutiques, vintage stores, interior shops and antiques market.
Occasionally, however, a full summerplumaged adult will appear and pull in the crowds: a steady trickle of admirers lined Rhos-on-Sea promenade, causing drivers to instinctively rubberneck at the spectacle.
A huge crowd gathered to rubberneck after the vehicle knocked off two plastic hard shoulders and plunged into the pit in Tianjin, northern China.
We would rubberneck around to watch our sweet, half-suspecting victims open the door and blink into the sun--like Punxsutawney Phil on the second of February--before reaching down for the little grail we'd filled.
Motorists slow down to rubberneck a car wreck, and astronomers have some of the same impulse.
Part of me, the part that likes to rubberneck on the highway as I pass a car accident, would love to have seen that room.
Watching a Blood Brothers' show is like seeing a scheduled car crash, on one hand you want to turn the other away but on the other hand you want to rubberneck and see all the carnage.
The core problem with rubberneck journalism is that it distracts journalists from waving us along like police officers, getting us to the next story.
As I flew by in hot pursuit of my husband who was breaking every motoring offence known to Kiwi, I did however manage to see PC Plod rub his eyes and rubberneck to see if what he had seen was a trick of the light, or whether a lone British car had somehow landed on Kiwi soil.
In light of getting the coveted support slot for Blues Pills, organized by GS promotions and Rubberneck, the band are bringing forward the release of their EP track Uncertain and are planning to make it a free download for two weeks prior to the gig.
stop to rubberneck or film the accident, which in turn, leads to further traffic jams.
Broadfoot winced as if he had just seen a nasty car crash and although some people like to rubberneck road accidents the Sky Sports director snubbed the sadistic ghouls by refusing to show Valencia's ankle break.
11, 1905, through to the Bosnian efforts at ethnic cleansing in the late '90s, stopping to rubberneck everything along the way -- the Armenian genocide by Turkey, World War I and II, the Cold War and so on.