[ US /ˈjɔ/ ]
[ UK /jˈɔː/ ]
  1. swerve off course momentarily
    the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it
  2. be wide open
    the deep gaping canyon
  3. deviate erratically from a set course
    the yawing motion of the ship
  1. an erratic deflection from an intended course
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How To Use yaw In A Sentence

  • Sir, his definement suffers no perdition in you; though, I know, to divide him inventorially would dizzy the arithmetic of memory, and yet but yaw neither, in respect of his quick sail. Act V. Scene II. Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • If someone is suffering from yaws or trachoma, of course in your own small way you will try to help.
  • One's feet were cold and the uncertainty of everything made one yawny but not sleepy.
  • Harrieth woke up and rubbed the sleep dust from her eyes, she yawned deeply, throwing her arms out to the side.
  • Come ten o'clock in the evening we've generally begun to stretch and yawn, and by ten thirty the house is quiet except for gentle snoring.
  • Everyone I've seen in London today has got bleary eyes, and is yawning.
  • Now the number of yawls has increased to twenty-five and the yawl racing competition has become a major tourist attraction on Achill island.
  • It is claimed, probably incorrectly, that in social environments yawning and weariness are due to an accumulation of carbon dioxide.
  • You will be able to see where the yawning gaps are up ahead. Life Without Work
  • She raised her small gloved fist, yawned ever so gently, tiptapping her small gloved fist on her opening mouth and smiled tinily, sweetly. Ulysses
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