Meaning of 盯

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Pinyin: dīng
English Definition: to watch attentively; to fix one's attention on; to stare at; to gaze at
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 7; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (eye) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] eye; to look, to see; division, topic
    • [ dīng ] male adult; robust, vigorous; 4th heavenly stem
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Example Words
盯视 dīng shì to stare fixedly; to look concentratedly
盯梢 dīng shāo to follow sb; to tail; to shadow
盯住 dīng zhù to watch sb closely; to breathe down sb's neck; to mark (sports)
紧盯 jǐn dīng to gaze; to stare fixedly
紧迫盯人 jǐn dīng rén to keep a close eye on sb (idiom)
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Example Sentences
No one but her lover saw it. Every eye but his was fixed on the man in the arena.
I had noticed him because he stared at me.
Every time we stopped, everybody would stare at me.
They stared at the road.
Do you like being stared at?