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Definition 1: an erratic deflection from an intended course - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for yaw in the sense of this definition

(yaw is a kind of ...) a movement in a new direction

"the turning of the wind"

Definition 2: deviate erratically from a set course - [verb of motion]

Samples where yaw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the yawing motion of the ship

(yaw is a kind of ...) turn aside; turn away from

(... is a kind of yaw ) yaw back and forth about a flight path

"the plane's nose yawed"

Definition 3: swerve off course momentarily - [verb of motion]

Samples where yaw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it

(yaw is a kind of ...) turn sharply; change direction abruptly

"The car cut to the left at the intersection" "The motorbike veered to the right"

Definition 4: be wide open - [verb of stative]

Samples where yaw or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the deep gaping canyon

Synonyms for yaw in the sense of this definition

(yaw is a kind of ...) have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun)

"John is rich" "This is not a good answer"

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