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    1. [mouth] estar abierto; [hole] estar muy abierto

    2. [person]

Examples from texts

Then Lupita, Professor Fombona's secretary, opened the door and we stood there staring at each other, gaping, speechless.
Luego Lupita, la secretaria del profesor Fombona, abrió la puerta y nos quedamos mirándonos, las dos con la boca abierta pero sin poder articular palabra.
Bolano, Roberto / AmuletBolano, Roberto / Amuleto
Bolano, Roberto
© Roberto Bolaño, 1999
Bolano, Roberto
© 1999 by the Heirs of Roberto Bolaño
© 2006 by Chris Andrews

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ɡeɪpestar abierto; estar muy abiertoExamples

the chasm gaped before him — delante de él se abría la sima
her blouse gaped at the neck — llevaba una blusa muy abierta por el cuello

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Word forms


Basic forms
Present Participle (Participle I)gaping
Past Participle (Participle II)gaped
Present Indefinite, Active Voice
I gapewe gape
you gapeyou gape
he/she/it gapesthey gape
Present Continuous, Active Voice
I am gapingwe are gaping
you are gapingyou are gaping
he/she/it is gapingthey are gaping
Present Perfect, Active Voice
I have gapedwe have gaped
you have gapedyou have gaped
he/she/it has gapedthey have gaped
Present Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I have been gapingwe have been gaping
you have been gapingyou have been gaping
he/she/it has been gapingthey have been gaping
Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I gapedwe gaped
you gapedyou gaped
he/she/it gapedthey gaped
Past Continuous, Active Voice
I was gapingwe were gaping
you were gapingyou were gaping
he/she/it was gapingthey were gaping
Past Perfect, Active Voice
I had gapedwe had gaped
you had gapedyou had gaped
he/she/it had gapedthey had gaped
Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I had been gapingwe had been gaping
you had been gapingyou had been gaping
he/she/it had been gapingthey had been gaping
Future Indefinite, Active Voice
I shall/will gapewe shall/will gape
you will gapeyou will gape
he/she/it will gapethey will gape
Future Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will be gapingwe shall/will be gaping
you will be gapingyou will be gaping
he/she/it will be gapingthey will be gaping
Future Perfect, Active Voice
I shall/will have gapedwe shall/will have gaped
you will have gapedyou will have gaped
he/she/it will have gapedthey will have gaped
Future Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I shall/will have been gapingwe shall/will have been gaping
you will have been gapingyou will have been gaping
he/she/it will have been gapingthey will have been gaping
Future in the Past Indefinite, Active Voice
I should/would gapewe should/would gape
you would gapeyou would gape
he/she/it would gapethey would gape
Future in the Past Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would be gapingwe should/would be gaping
you would be gapingyou would be gaping
he/she/it would be gapingthey would be gaping
Future in the Past Perfect, Active Voice
I should/would have gapedwe should/would have gaped
you would have gapedyou would have gaped
he/she/it would have gapedthey would have gaped
Future in the Past Perfect Continuous, Active Voice
I should/would have been gapingwe should/would have been gaping
you would have been gapingyou would have been gaping
he/she/it would have been gapingthey would have been gaping
Present Indefinite, Passive Voice
I am gapedwe are gaped
you are gapedyou are gaped
he/she/it is gapedthey are gaped
Present Continuous, Passive Voice
I am being gapedwe are being gaped
you are being gapedyou are being gaped
he/she/it is being gapedthey are being gaped
Present Perfect, Passive Voice
I have been gapedwe have been gaped
you have been gapedyou have been gaped
he/she/it has been gapedthey have been gaped
Past Indefinite, Passive Voice
I was gapedwe were gaped
you were gapedyou were gaped
he/she/it was gapedthey were gaped
Past Continuous, Passive Voice
I was being gapedwe were being gaped
you were being gapedyou were being gaped
he/she/it was being gapedthey were being gaped
Past Perfect, Passive Voice
I had been gapedwe had been gaped
you had been gapedyou had been gaped
he/she/it had been gapedthey had been gaped
Future Indefinite, Passive Voice
I shall/will be gapedwe shall/will be gaped
you will be gapedyou will be gaped
he/she/it will be gapedthey will be gaped
Future Perfect, Passive Voice
I shall/will have been gapedwe shall/will have been gaped
you will have been gapedyou will have been gaped
he/she/it will have been gapedthey will have been gaped


Common casegapegapes
Possessive casegape'sgapes'