gaping gaping  /ˈɡeɪ pɪŋ/


  • (adj) with the mouth wide open as in wonder or awe


  1. Lying in her crib with a pacifier close at hand, she gave a couple of gaping yawns.
  2. Without fleet-wide penetration, there are gaping holes in the data that engineers need to improve safety, both for motor vehicles and highways.
  3. Of course, Kerry is now the head of the Massachusetts delegation, which is currently scrambling to fill the gaping hole left by Kennedy.


  1. How to repair drywall holes so they really dont show

    There’s nothing quite so unsightly – and embarrassing – as a gaping hole marring the otherwise-perfect walls of your home. Drywall damage is uninviting and obvious; it just sticks out like a sore...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: KFJX Pittsburg

  2. Pains You Can't Ignore

    In most cases, men use a three-tiered system for handling medical problems: Gaping flesh wounds warrant a trip to the E.R., blood-flecked phlegm calls for a doctor visit and anything less demands a big dose of suck it up.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Fox News

  3. City fills in giant hole in street after FOX 5 report

    An Atlanta grandmother complained about a dangerous, gaping hole left in the ground on her property. Now, it's finally getting the attention it deserves.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: FOX 5 Atlanta


  1. Dorgan said the FCC action opened a "gaping loophole for more mergers of newspapers and television stations across the country."
    on Sep 18, 2006 By: Byron Dorgan Source: Seattle Post Intelligencer

  2. Senator Norm Coleman, the panel's ranking Republican, said that by "exploiting gaping loopholes, these foreign banks are enabling felony tax evasion. Simply put, foreign banks should not be Al Capone safe-houses for evading taxes."
    on Jul 17, 2008 By: Norm Coleman Source: AFP

  3. "Long-term planning has been abandoned in a panic attempt to plug the gaping hole in the defence budget," Liam Fox, the Shadow Defence Secretary, said.
    on May 16, 2008 By: Liam Fox Source: Times Online

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