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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of yap.


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  • He yapped from the bench, and later picked himself up off the ice after being face-planted into the glass.

  • As the bank broke down and the light fell in upon them, they turned for a moment from their labors, and casting a foxy eye up at us, "yapped" sharply and bristled themselves.

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  • Oscar yapped and turned in a circle, which I took as an OK.

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  • At the time he raided the steamship companies, they had yapped at him and worried him, the whole pack of them, only to have him whirl around and whip them in the fiercest pitched battle San Francisco had ever known.

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  • Dudley had been left behind before and had yapped about it.

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  • Oscar yapped and turned in a circle, which I took as an OK.

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  • The dogs yapped as they passed each other, strained their leashes, wagged their stubby tails, lunged, baring teeth, but if their mistresses ever allowed them close enough for a bite, they would run from each other in fright.

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  • Possum, crawling upward from my feet under the covered way of my bed, yapped with terror as the seas smashed and thundered and as the avalanche of books descended upon us.


  • But ministers were discouraged from participating because they yapped so much the rehearsals took forever.

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  • The moon over Miami was crescent, a warm breeze ruffled multi-lighted coconut palm fronds, dogs with hats yapped under the tables and around splashing fountains, long-legged Latinas and buff fellas, tourists and druggies and varied genders preened in an endless paseo.

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