yaw-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: be wide open; gape

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[theme] YAW (PP[location]) NP1[agent] YAW NP2[patient] PP[location]

A canyon yawed between myself and the two.
The black hole yawed before me and I sank ever deeper into the abyss.
He had the persistent sense that a vast chasm was yawing just past his toes.
I may have foolishly yawed the chasm between us even further.
That old horse's mouth yawed open before him again.
The younger man's mouth yawed grotesquely wide.

VerbNet: spatial_configuration-47.6
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: yaw.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1

Sense Number 2: swerve off course

Commentary: Syntax includes: NP1[theme]

The ship yawed when the huge waves hit it.
They were heading north on Thornton, approaching a curve, when the car began to yaw.
Edwards' crew chief Bob Osborne was yawing the car out to the right.
The broom stumbled and pitched, rolled and yawed.
The Drakon yawed as the seawater pounded into the stern, lifting the nose.

VerbNet: run-51.3.2
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: yaw.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2