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synonyms for yawn

  • divide
  • doze
  • drowse
  • expand
  • gap
  • gape
  • give
  • nap
  • part
  • sleep
  • snooze
  • spread
  • yaw
  • yawp
  • fatigue catch flies
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antonyms for yawn

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  • close
  • collect
  • conceal
  • connect
  • gather
  • hold
  • join
  • keep
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How to use yawn in a sentence

The team found that lions that saw another member of the pride yawn were about 139 times as likely to yawn themselves within the next three minutes.
YAWNING HELPS LIONS SYNCHRONIZE THEIR GROUPS’ MOVEMENTSJAKE BUEHLERAPRIL 6, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Watch a group of lions yawn, and it may seem like nothing more than big, lazy cats acting sleepy, but new research suggests that these yawns may be subtly communicating some important social cues.
YAWNING HELPS LIONS SYNCHRONIZE THEIR GROUPS’ MOVEMENTSJAKE BUEHLERAPRIL 6, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
So, a yawn could be a good way for an individual in a social species to communicate to group mates that it is experiencing some kind of internal change.
YAWNING HELPS LIONS SYNCHRONIZE THEIR GROUPS’ MOVEMENTSJAKE BUEHLERAPRIL 6, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
Seeing the lions yawn reminded Palagi of her own work on contagious yawning in primates.
YAWNING HELPS LIONS SYNCHRONIZE THEIR GROUPS’ MOVEMENTSJAKE BUEHLERAPRIL 6, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
That yawn is the greatest compliment an inventor can receive.
THE UNFINISHED BUSINESS JEFF BEZOS LEAVES BEHIND AT AMAZONLILA MACLELLANFEBRUARY 3, 2021QUARTZ
He was about to stretch himself and give vent to a noisy yawn when the word “Laidlaw” smote his ear.
THE GARRET AND THE GARDENR.M. BALLANTYNE
Men yawn and cough, chairs and beds are noisily moved about, heavy feet pace stone floors.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
He disliked the audible yawn with which Cash manifested his return from the deathlike unconsciousness of sleep.
CABIN FEVERB. M. BOWER
He insisted upon sending for the doctor, who came, striving not to yawn, but to look pleased.
LOVE'S PILGRIMAGEUPTON SINCLAIR
We sometimes yawn, and ask, just by way of conversation, Whether Spain will joyn?
PRIVATE LETTERS OF EDWARD GIBBON (1753-1794) VOLUME 1 (OF 2)EDWARD GIBBON
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WORDS RELATED TO YAWN

  • bother
  • bromide
  • bummer
  • creep
  • deadhead
  • downer
  • drag
  • drip
  • dull person
  • flat tire
  • headache
  • nag
  • nudge
  • pain
  • pain in the neck
  • pest
  • pill
  • soporific
  • stuffed shirt
  • tedious person
  • tiresome person
  • wet blanket
  • wimp
  • yawn
  • apathy
  • black mood
  • blahs
  • blue funk
  • blues
  • boredom
  • bummer
  • dejection
  • disinterest
  • dismals
  • downer
  • dullness
  • dumps
  • ennui
  • funk
  • gloom
  • inactivity
  • indifference
  • inertia
  • lassitude
  • letdown
  • listlessness
  • malaise
  • slump
  • stagnation
  • stupor
  • tedium
  • torpor
  • yawn
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