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English definition of “yarn”

yarn

noun [C] (STORY)    /jɑːn/ US  /jɑːrn/
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 ).Accounts and storiesSummaries and summarising
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