"gapes" in the noun sense
an expression of openmouthed astonishment
a stare of amazement (usually with the mouth open)
"gapes" in the verb sense
1. goggle, gape, gawp, gawk
look with amazement look stupidly
2. gape, yawn, yaw
be wide open
"the deep gaping canyon"
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