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English noun: yaw

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


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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