Translation of yawn in Spanish:

yawn

bostezar, v.

Pronunciation /jɔn//jɔːn/

intransitive verb

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    (person/animal) bostezar
    • Tinara opened her mouth to reply, but she suddenly put a hand to her mouth and yawned.
    • I yawned and opened the door before my roommate knocked it down.
    • 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.
    • Demetre yawned and opened his teary eyes, looking around and spotting Britney still asleep in his arms.
    • I actually have a bit more to share if you haven't already started to yawn in boredom…
    • He yawned and inhaled the dusty, musty air that he had become so familiar with over the last five years.
    • I blinked my eyes blearily and opened my mouth to yawn, I felt thick and slow.
    • He yawns, covering his mouth, and hears the sound of the television playing somewhere in the house.
    • When young people see us, they either start yawning involuntarily or inhale our old people's smell and start retching.
    • As it hits the back of your mouth or throat try yawning, as this action will open up your throat.
    • He yawned, Jok opened his mouth to reply but closed it quickly, he knew he was going to shout and he didn't want Kassa to wake up.
    • I opened my mouth to yawn, but before I knew it, I was throwing up on the floor.
    • Stretching forth her sleepy limbs she yawns in tiredness.
    • Kurai says ‘I need a drink’ and then he yawns, covering his mouth with one hand.
    • The Chartreux cat stared belligerently at Sam, yawned and began licking a black paw.
    • Harrieth woke up and rubbed the sleep dust from her eyes, she yawned deeply, throwing her arms out to the side.
    • He didn't look like he smiled that often, but when he opened his mouth to yawn; a set of pearly white teeth were exposed.
    • Once the fire was stable, he returned to his spot, yawned deeply, and went to sleep.
    • Seek yawned, stretching his mouth to an unusually large size and giving a dramatic sigh.
    • Alexis felt a compelling need to yawn but as she opened her mouth the arm tightened.
  • 2

    (pit/chasm/hole) abrirse literary
    • When you've reached that great yawning chasm of despair and see no hope at all, then it's time to make that call.
    • Getting out to inspect, we discovered a yawning chasm in the middle of the bridge, with two girders going across it.
    • The void between rich and poor is now a yawning chasm and home ownership is but a dream for most young couples.
    • Rather, cultivate an aura of benign but almost yawning familiarity (but don't snub her either).
    • At last we reach the summit, where Alex shrinks back from the yawning chasm.
    • It matters because it tells us of the yawning chasm between Labour's dreams and what happens when it tries to implement a policy.
    • Our once yawning current account deficit is now coming to resemble lockjaw.
    • We teetered on the edge of matchstick viaducts that bridged yawning chasms.
    • Which just goes to show the difference - nay, the yawning chasm!
    • Every bend takes you higher while your breath is suspended looking at the yawning chasm below.
    • In fact, it really just underlines the now yawning chasm between the old and new world approaches to wine.
    • Wordlessly they walked the last few yards to the yawning chasm in the ground, their little fingers linked once more.
    • She would have to pass through great agony to become a part of the great yawning nothingness.
    • An image of two yawning voids behind amber glass flashed through her mind.
    • Access is through two yawning front doors, or via rear - seat sliding doors.
    • Falling stock markets have caused yawning gaps to appear between the assets and liabilities of final salary pension schemes.
    • The game had been due to start at 3pm but, at that time, there were yawning expanses of empty seats in all four stands.
    • To be confronted by yawning gaps in the stands will prove an embarrassment and one Africa will not live down.
    • Does one plug on, rounding out characters, filling in the yawning chasms in the plot?
    • The gap between rich and poor has not only widened over the past twenty years it has become a yawning chasm in some instances.

transitive verb

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    decir bostezando
    decir con un bostezo

noun

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    (action)
    bostezo masculine
    she could not suppress a yawn no pudo reprimir un bostezo
    • I don't even try to stifle my yawns while at the in-laws house.
    • She is the most perfect creation in the world, the most innocent bundle of coos and yawns and mumbles, and my heart breaks every time she focuses on my face.
    • The transnational morality set can barely stifle their yawns.
    • I tried not to show my boredom, but my yawns were coming quicker and quicker.
    • Sadie's heavy eyelids and swallow-the-earth yawns were entirely down to yet another interminable boredom barrage from Mr Brown.
    • Until now, I would have defied anyone to be able to make a documentary on the Somme that didn't reduce the audience to tears, but they managed not just to leave us with dry eyes, but to replace them with yawns.
    • It was an era when politics had passion and party political conventions could be dramatic, world-changing events rather than media-manipulated yawns.
    • I like to watch late night TV (the only time good programs like 6 Feet Under, ER and arty documentaries are on) and judge my bedtime by the force of gravity and the frequency of my yawns.
    • It's striking that the fecklessness of the United Nations and the treachery of the French draw so many yawns from establishment commentators and politicians.
    • But we are tired, and Mum mistakes our tiredness and stifled yawns for boredom.
    • Evie said, she put her hand over her mouth to stifle a yawn.
    • The skeletal mouth opened in a wide yawn, a centipede unknown to Anthony sleeping delicately on his tongue.
    • Conner rose and stretched, his lupine muzzle gaping wide in a colossal yawn, the muscles rippling across his broad back.
    • Hugh Bradley was in the pool recently and said the two boys had yawns as wide as a hippopotamus' mouth.
    • I spent this period of instruction trying to stifle yawns and resisting saying how old-hat this all seemed.
    • Rather than yawns of ‘we're bored’ the students engaged in lively debate with the Minister putting a myriad of questions to her ranging from the EU to the challenges of democracy.
    • And, since the good jokes don't come until the final third, a lot of yawns will have to be stifled.
    • It's been a couple of weeks since I bought this one, and I'm sure mentioning it will have most people stifling yawns, but that's just tough!
    • At parties, it was the last thing I wanted to mention, since it was certain to bring yawns and glares of boredom from beer-holding peers.
    • It's a sad day when 90 minutes of football is all about stifling the yawns.
  • 2informal

    (bore)
    plomo masculine informal
    aburrimiento masculine
    rollazo masculine Spain informal
    • Whatever it is I find it a relief to know you can be in your 40's and not turn into a boring middleaged yawn.
    • Put frankly, the whole thing was one big yawn which was mitigated only by the fact that it was a beautiful sunny day.
    • Anyway, I ended up watching an amateur boxing match, big yawn.
    • What Ellen MacArthur did is, to my mind, one big yawn.
    • Because the dirty little secret is that most Americans still greet the MLS with a big yawn.
    • The Punakawan parts, which had amusing dialog and action, saved the performance from turning into a big yawn.
    • The sheer Hip-ness of Evolution can feel like a bit of a yawn given the little risk of alienating such a loyal audience by pushing the envelope a touch.
    • It happened 15 years ago and it's been either a big yawn or a big laugh ever since.
    • So pausing only to wonder at this weird form of celebrity inflation, in which the words rise and interest disappears with a popping yawn, here is a final thought.
    • I hope I'm wrong, but right now the whole issue is just one big yawn.
    • People will be looking for the sums and despite the eighty or so people last night, many think that the whole thing is a big yawn.
    • It's not a big yawn or an exclusive affair, as most people might think.
    • But the comedy is ghastly dull, the choreography fussy and boring - a yawn a minute, I thought sourly.
    • Is Channel 4's new sleep deprivation game show a danger to health or just a big yawn?
    • If like the rest of us you feel this year's Big Brother is a bit * yawn * compared to other years then join with us to keep the rebellious Dubliner in the house.
    • The horses' reaction to all this was on the order of a yawn - no big deal.
    • How are you going to get big voter turnout when everybody seems to think these elections are a big yawn?
    • If you are part of the Big Five, XYZ is a just a big yawn.
    • Technologically speaking, the last 100 years of handgun development have been one big yawn.
    • I heard from a relative of someone serving in Fallujah, who said that all the bases around there take mortar fire so frequently that it has become a big yawn for the troops.