Jan: I’m so excited to be at the World Cup this year. I
still can’t believe it. It’s like a dream.
Steve: I know! I’m so excited for the game today. I can’t
wait to see Neymar and Dos Santos in person!!
Jan: With all these famous players around, you are acting so
starstruck!! Hopefully you can get
one autograph from someone famous.
Steve: Just seeing the players in person is enough for me!
Selena: You are not going to believe who I just saw at the
restaurant in Santa Monica!!
Jackie: I can’t even guess.
Selena: Johnny Depp.
Jackie: No way!
Selena: Yes, I just sat there and stared at him in starstruck awe watching him the whole time I was there.
Jackie: Actually, that sounds a little creepy, but I’m sure
he gets that a lot!
Meaning: feeling or showing great interest in and admiration for famous people. “Starstruck”
means to be really interested in famous people and to sometimes feel
overwhelmed in a famous person’s presence.
In the first example, Steve is acting starstruck around all the famous soccer players he is seeing at the
World Cup. In the second example, Selena just sat and stared at Johnny Depp in starstruck awe; she
couldn’t do anything.
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