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English noun: yaw

1. yaw (event) an erratic deflection from an intended course


Synonymsswerve


Broader (hypernym)turn, turning


English verb: yaw

1. yaw (stative) be wide open


SamplesThe deep gaping canyon.


Synonymsgape, yawn


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)be

2. yaw (motion) deviate erratically from a set course


SamplesThe yawing motion of the ship.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP


Broader (hypernym)deviate, divert


Narrower (hyponym)hunt

3. yaw (motion) swerve off course momentarily


SamplesThe ship yawed when the huge waves hit it.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)curve, cut, sheer, slew, slue, swerve, trend, veer









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