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
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?
And the same goes for your girlfriend; most, if not all guys are going to stare at the hot girl who walks by them.