Antonyms for rubber-necking

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"Come back here and stop that 'rubber-necking,' No. 7," called out Tommy.

WORD ORIGIN

1897, "person who is always listening to other people's conversation; person who gazes around him with undue curiosity," from rubber + neck (n.). Popularized with reference to sightseers in automobiles. As a verb from 1896. Related: Rubbernecking (1896); rubbernecker (1934).

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