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yawnverb [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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yawnnoun

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: The film was a total yawn.
(Definition of yawn from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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yawnverb [I]

us   /jɔn/
to open the mouth wide and take in and let out a deep breath without conscious effort, usually when you are tired or bored: She yawned, covering her mouth with her hand.
yawn
noun [C] us   /jɔn/
It had been an especially long day, she thought, barely stifling a yawn.
(Definition of yawn from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “yawn”
in Korean 하품을 하다…
in Arabic يَتَثاءَب…
in Malaysian menguap…
in French bâiller…
in Russian зевать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 打哈欠…
in Italian sbadigliare…
in Turkish esnemek…
in Polish ziewać…
in Spanish bostezar, bostezo…
in Vietnamese ngáp…
in Portuguese bocejar…
in Thai หาว…
in German gähnen…
in Catalan badallar…
in Japanese (人)があくびをする…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打哈欠…
in Indonesian menguap…
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