staredown

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Etymology[edit]

stare +‎ down

Noun[edit]

staredown ‎(plural staredowns)

  1. A confrontation in which each party waits for the other to yield
    • 2009 January 26, David Waldstein, “Pursuing N.B.A., Marbury’s Brother Takes Long Detour”[1], New York Times:
      Since then, Stephon, 31, and the Knicks have been locked in a staredown regarding the cost of a potential buyout.

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