Definition To yawn

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Definition

to yawn: to open the mouth wide and take a lot of air in, usually when tired or bored
verb
Stop yawning! Am I really boring you so much or are you just tired?

a yawn: the act of opening the mouth wide and take a lot of air in, usually when tired or bored
noun
I can see by your yawns that you are tired. Maybe you should go to bed.

Pronunciation examples
UK: Yesterday I yawned so much I swallowed a fly.
US: You keep yawning, am I boring you?

Examples

  • "I can't be sure, but I would swear they were almost like normal human beings: smiling, frowning, yawning."

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