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Meaning of “yawn” in the English Dictionary

"yawn" in British English

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yawnverb [I]

uk   /jɔːn/  us   /jɑːn/
B1 to ​open the ​mouthwide and take a lot of ​air into the ​lungs and ​slowlysend 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 ​eyeswatered 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 ​mouthwide and take in and ​let out a ​deepbreath without ​consciouseffort, usually when you are ​tired or ​bored: She yawned, ​covering her ​mouth with her ​hand.
yawn
noun [C]  us   /jɔn/
It had been an ​especiallylongday, she ​thought, ​barelystifling 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…
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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