Yawn

Noun

  • The action of yawning; opening the mouth widely and taking a long, rather deep breath, often because one is tired.
  • A particularly boring event.

    "The slideshow we sat through was such a yawn. I was glad when it finished."

Verb

  • To present a wide opening.

    "The canyon yawns as it has done for millions of years, and we stand looking, dumbstruck."

  • To be eager; to desire to swallow anything; to express desire by yawning.

    "to yawn for fat livings"

  • To open the mouth widely and take a long, rather deep breath, often because one is tired and sometimes accompanied by pandiculation.

    "I could see my students yawning, so I knew the lesson was boring them."

  • To open the mouth, or to gape, through surprise or bewilderment.
  • To present a wide opening.

    "Death yawned before us, and I hit the brakes."

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