Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun yaw

1 sense of yaw

Sense 1
yaw, swerve -- (an erratic deflection from an intended course)
       => turning, turn -- (a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb yaw

3 senses of yaw

Sense 1
gape, yawn, yaw -- (be wide open; "the deep gaping canyon")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 2
yaw -- (deviate erratically from a set course; "the yawing motion of the ship")
       => deviate, divert -- (turn aside; turn away from)

Sense 3
yaw -- (swerve off course momentarily; "the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it")
       => swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut -- (turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right")

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