As the doctor completed an examination of the patient, he said:
- I can"t find a cause for your complaint. Frankly, I think it"s due to drinking.
- In that case, - said the patient, - I"ll come back when you"re sober.
—v. (-ping) 1 a open one's mouth wide. B be or become wide open; split.
- (foll. By at) stare at. —n. - open-mouthed stare; open mouth.
- rent, opening. [old norse]
—n. Clothing, esp. Of a distinctive kind. —v. (usu. In passive or refl.) Dress. [germanic: related to *gear]
—n. Long deep slash, cut, or wound. —v. Make a gash in; cut. [french]
—v. - catch one's breath with an open mouth as in exhaustion or astonishment.
- utter with gasps. —n. Convulsive catching of breath. [old norse]
—n. - barrier, usu. Hinged, used to close an opening made for entrance and exit through a wall, fence, etc.
- such an opening.
- means of entrance or exit.
- numbered place of access to aircraft at an airport.
- device regulating the passage of water in a lock etc.
- a number of people entering by payment at the gates of a sports ground etc. B amount of money taken thus.
- a electrical signal that causes or controls the passage of other signals. B electrical circuit with an output that depends on the combination of several inputs. —v. (-ting) confine to college or school as a punishment. gated adj. [old english]
abbr. General agreement on tariffs and trade.
n. Inhabitant of ancient gaul. [french from germanic]