Definition of gove in English:

gove

verb

Irish English, English Regional, West Midlands, Scottish, Northern
  • no object To stare idly or vacantly; to gaze, gape, gawp.

Origin

Late 15th century; earliest use found in St. Thomas Apostle. Origin unknown. Perhaps compare Icelandic gaufa to saunter, to be sluggish.

Pronunciation

gove

/ɡəʊv/