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yak at (one)

To talk to one about trite or meaningless things in an exhausting, tedious, and lengthy manner, especially without letting the other person respond or engage meaningfully. I got stuck sitting next to Randy at the company dinner, who just yakked at me all night about his fantasy football team. If you're just yakking at your clients about a bunch of numbers and graphs, you probably aren't getting them very interested in what you have to say.
See also: yak

yak up

slang To vomit (something). A noun or pronoun can be used between "yak" and "up." The dog has this nasty habit of eating candles off the table and then yakking them up all over the carpet later. We both yakked up our dinner the whole night, so there was definitely something wrong with what they served us.
See also: up, yak

yack one's head off

Fig. to talk a great deal. Jane yacked her head off and ended up with a sore throat. Don't yack your head off!
See also: head, off, yack

yack something up

Inf. to talk a great deal [about someone or something]. (The something is often it.) She yacked the concert up endlessly. Sally yacked up the concert, trying to get people to attend. Yack it up and see if you can get people to attend.
See also: up, yack

yak up

or yack up
v. Slang
To eject some contents of the stomach by vomiting: He was so sick today that he yakked up his lunch. The dog ate some leather and then yakked it up.
See also: up, yak

yack

and yock and yuck and yuk (jæk and jɔk and jək)
1. n. a foolish person. Who’s the yock wearing the red bandana?
2. n. idle chatter. I’ve heard enough yack to last me a lifetime.
3. Go to yak.

yak

and yack (jæk)
1. in. to talk. Stop yakking for a minute.
2. n. a chat. We had a nice little yack and then left for work.
3. n. a joke. Don’t tell that yack again. It’s not a winner.
4. n. a laugh from a joke. The audience produced a feeble yak that was mostly from embarrassment.
5. in. to vomit. (Onomatopoetic.) Hank was in the john yakking all night.
6. n. cognac. (Streets.) My man, have some yak.

yack

verb
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Esta conducta resulta similar a la descrita para otros lepidopteros diurnos como el agaristido Hecathesia thyridion (Alcock et al., 1989) y el ninfalido Hamadryas feronia (Yack et al., 2000).
The birds simply appear to be startled, "because these sounds are unexpected," added Yack.
The 1924 Yackety Yack notes that he went by "W.S." and was a member of the Di Society.
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"We feel it's time to acknowledge the enormously talented people in this field who will no doubt continue to make their place in Internet history," said Jeff Morris, president and CEO of Yack.com, in a press release about the awards.
For instance, it has been characterized as a matter of: patriotism versus cosmopolitanism (Nussbaum, "Patriotism and Cosmopolitanism"); nationalism versus cosmopolitanism (Yack); ethnic versus civic nationalism (Xenos), nationalism versus civic republicanism/republican patriotism (Viroli); and blind versus constructive patriotism (Schatz, Staub, and Lavine).
Ay Papa, a son of Proud Truth trained by Jose Carrillo, scored by a length from Mexico's Dobil Yack under Jara, who, as well as taking the Classic on the Kiaran McLaughlin-trained Invasor, won the Belmont on Jazil.
In the company of Yolanda's teen daughter Lola (Lindsay Lohan), who writes suicide poetry, the two gals yack on in wacky ways about family, special memories and disappointments, one of which, for Yolanda, includes an aborted romance with GK; this story strand is understated in the extreme, but informs Streep's interactions with Keillor in a funny way.
At the same time, he joins the growing ranks of those, Bernard Yack and Danielle Allen, for example, who believe Aristotle still has an important role to play in negotiating that landscape.--G.
10, 1993) the New Shorter Oxford (which is now the old New Shorter Oxford, a new edition having come out last year), David Nokes remarks, "A surprisingly high number of slang terms begin with a y, suggesting a fondness for childlike (or tabloid) phonetics: along with yuppie, there is yippie; we have yomp and yump, yuck and yucky, yack, yowza, and yipes."
He instilled a love of adventure in his youngest child and unwittingly became the negative image of the grand dreamers Cendrars would be attracted to or invent: Johann August Sutter, Dan Yack, and Moravagine are larger than life, destined for greatness or extreme cruelty, and capable of organizing vast enterprises and legions of men and women.
The downside of this low power output is that you'll not be using your FRS radio to yack it up with Uncle Fred two countries away.
Shklar, "A Life of Learning," in Bernard Yack, ed., Liberalism Without Illusions (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996).
Patrick Yack, president of the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors, told the AP, "She cares very deeply about it and it's clear every time you talk to her that this burns very powerfully in her spirit.