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verb [intransitive]     yawn pronunciation in British English
/jɔːn/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyyawn
he/she/ityawns
present participleyawning
past tenseyawned
past participleyawned
  1. 1
    Sound effect to open your mouth wide and take a big breath, usually because you are tired or bored

    Oh, excuse me; I can’t stop yawning.

  2. 2
    mainly literary to become or to be very wide
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