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yarn

noun uk   /jɑːn/  us   /jɑːrn/

yarn noun (THREAD)

[C or U] thread used for making cloth or for knitting

yarn noun (STORY)

[C] a story, usually a long one with a lot of excitement or interest: He knew how to spin a good yarn (= tell a good story).
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