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Meaning of yawn


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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  yawn
      n 1: an involuntary intake of breath through a wide open mouth;
           usually triggered by fatigue or boredom; "he could not
           suppress a yawn"; "the yawning in the audience told him it
           was time to stop"; "he apologized for his oscitancy" [syn:
           {yawn}, {yawning}, {oscitance}, {oscitancy}]
      v 1: utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired;
           "The child yawned during the long performance"
      2: be wide open; "the deep gaping canyon" [syn: {gape}, {yawn},
         {yaw}]


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