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yawn

verb [I] uk   /jɔːn/  us   /jɑːn/
B1 to open the mouth wide and take a lot of air into the lungs and slowly send it out, usually when tired or bored: I can't stop yawning - I must be tired.
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noun uk   /jɔːn/  us   /jɑːn/
[C] an act of yawning: Her eyes watered as she tried to stifle (= stop) a yawn.a yawn [S] informal something or someone that is very boring: We have to go to dinner with Simon's boss on Saturday, which is a bit of a yawn.
Translations of “yawn”
in Arabic يَتَثاءَب…
in Korean 하품을 하다…
in Malaysian menguap…
in French bâiller…
in Turkish esnemek…
in Italian sbadigliare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打哈欠…
in Russian зевать…
in Polish ziewać…
in Vietnamese ngáp…
in Spanish bostezar…
in Portuguese bocejar…
in Thai หาว…
in German gähnen…
in Catalan badallar…
in Japanese (人)があくびをする…
in Indonesian menguap…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打哈欠…
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