stare down


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Synonyms for stare down

overcome or cause to waver or submit by (or as if by) staring

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As Rousey approached Holm for the stare down, the challenger put her fist in Rousey's face and the champion responded with a raised elbow to swat her away.
Sydney, Dec 25( ANI ): Injured Australian fast bowler James Pattinson will be the face of OPSM's Stare Down, a campaign aimed at encouraging cricket fans to wear sunglasses to protect their eyes from UV exposure, alongside Matthew Wade and Peter Siddle during the Boxing Day Test match against Sri Lanka in Melbourne.
SPLICE (15) OPENING with a birthing sequence from the point of view of a newborn, emerging from its mother's womb, doctors Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody) and Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley) stare down proudly at the new delivery.
The umbilical cord is cut and doctors Clive Nicoli (Adrien Brody) and Elsa Kast (Sarah Polley) stare down proudly at the new delivery.
Our own idols--celebrities ever present on tabloid covers at the supermarket checkout aisle--"stare down at us like the saints and gargoyles that once crowded the cornices of medieval cathedrals with the iconography of suffering ..." Like our forebears, we hope to attach the glory and grace of the mighty to our own lives, and these demigods do seem to look down upon us as great sympathetic spirits.