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noun (plural: yawns)
  1. (defn, English)
Translations: 
  • Dutch: geeuw
  • French: bí¢illement
  • German: Gí¤hnen
  • Italian: sbadiglio
  • Spanish: bostezo
verb 
  1. to open the mouth widely and take a long, rather deep breath, often because one is tired.
  2. to present an opening that appears able to swallow one up, literally or metaphorically:
The canyon yawns as it has done for millions of years, and we stand looking, dumbstruck.
Death yawned before us, and I hit the brakes.
Translations: 
  • Dutch: geeuwen
  • French: bí¢iller
  • German: gí¤hnen
  • Spanish: bostezar
Etymology: Old English Äinian


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