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yap

verb uk   /jæp/ (-pp-) us  
[I] disapproving If a small dog yaps, it makes short, high sounds: She's got a horrible little dog that yaps around your ankles. [I usually + adverb] informal disapproving to talk continuously: I've just had my mother on the phone, yapping away for half an hour!
yap
noun [C] uk   us  
yappy
adjective uk   /ˈjæp.i/ us  
a yappy little dog
Translations of “yap”
in Spanish ladrar…
in French japper…
in German kläffen…
in Chinese (Traditional) (小狗)狂吠,吠叫, 喋喋不休地說話,嘮叨…
in Russian тявкать…
in Turkish acı acı havlamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) (小狗)狂吠,吠叫, 喋喋不休地说话,唠叨…
in Polish ujadać…
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