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yawn

yawn

 
pronunciation:
yawn
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: yawned, yawning, yawns
definition 1: to open the mouth involuntarily while breathing in deeply, usu. as a sign of tiredness, boredom, or the like.
 
definition 2: to open wide so as to make a broad or deep space.
The Grand Canyon yawned beneath us.
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of opening the mouth wide and inhaling deeply.
definition 2: a broad opening or aperture; chasm.
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derivation: yawner (n.)