Intransitive Verbs Starting with Y

Yacht (v. i.) To manage a yacht; to voyage in a yacht.

Yang (v. i.) To make the cry of the wild goose.

Yap (v. i.) To bark; to yelp.

Yard (v. i.) A rod; a stick; a staff.

Yard (v. i.) A branch; a twig.

Yard (v. i.) A long piece of timber, as a rafter, etc.

Yard (v. i.) A measure of length, equaling three feet, or thirty-six inches, being the standard of English and American measure.

Yard (v. i.) The penis.

Yard (v. i.) A long piece of timber, nearly cylindrical, tapering toward the ends, and designed to support and extend a square sail. A yard is usually hung by the center to the mast. See Illust. of Ship.

Yarr (v. i.) To growl or snarl as a dog.

Yaulp (v. i.) To yaup.

Yaup (v. i.) To cry out like a child; to yelp.

Yaw (v. i.) To rise in blisters, breaking in white froth, as cane juice in the clarifiers in sugar works.

Yawl (v. i.) To cry out like a dog or cat; to howl; to yell.

Yawn (v. i.) To open the mouth involuntarily through drowsiness, dullness, or fatigue; to gape; to oscitate.

Yawn (v. i.) To open wide; to gape, as if to allow the entrance or exit of anything.

Yawn (v. i.) To open the mouth, or to gape, through surprise or bewilderment.

Yawn (v. i.) To be eager; to desire to swallow anything; to express desire by yawning; as, to yawn for fat livings.

Yead (v. i.) Properly, a variant of the defective imperfect yode, but sometimes mistaken for a present. See the Note under Yede.

Yearn (v. i.) To be pained or distressed; to grieve; to mourn.

Yearn (v. i.) To be filled with longing desire; to be harassed or rendered uneasy with longing, or feeling the want of a thing; to strain with emotions of affection or tenderness; to long; to be eager.

Yell (v. i.) To cry out, or shriek, with a hideous noise; to cry or scream as with agony or horror.

Yellow (v. i.) To become yellow or yellower.

Yelp (v. i.) To boast.

Yelp (v. i.) To utter a sharp, quick cry, as a hound; to bark shrilly with eagerness, pain, or fear; to yaup.

Yerk (v. i.) To throw out the heels; to kick; to jerk.

Yerk (v. i.) To move a quick, jerking motion.

Yern (v. i.) See 3d Yearn.

Yeve (v. i.) To give.

Yew (v. i.) See Yaw.

Yex (v. i.) To hiccough.

Yex (v. i.) A hiccough.

Yield (v. i.) To give up the contest; to submit; to surrender; to succumb.

Yield (v. i.) To comply with; to assent; as, I yielded to his request.

Yield (v. i.) To give way; to cease opposition; to be no longer a hindrance or an obstacle; as, men readily yield to the current of opinion, or to customs; the door yielded.

Yield (v. i.) To give place, as inferior in rank or excellence; as, they will yield to us in nothing.

Yoke (v. i.) To be joined or associated; to be intimately connected; to consort closely; to mate.

Yoll (v. i.) To yell.

Youl (v. i.) To yell; to yowl.

Yowl (v. i.) To utter a loud, long, and mournful cry, as a dog; to howl; to yell.

Yox (v. i.) See Yex.

Yuck (v. i.) To itch.

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