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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.
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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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Jogging up and down on the spot in tight black trackie bums with Sex On Fire on the iPod blocking out the world while she drops off her kids, gym mum is often spotted half an hour later, yacking and jogging along with keep-fit pals.
Tough luck too on the wretched reporters who were forced to stand outside, desperately yacking away but saying sweet fanny adam beyond the bleeding obvious, that HRH'd be back soon with his family - and missing their own chance of a Happy Christmas with their own.
"Three weeks ago we had a lad in the balcony yacking away during the adverts and trailers."
Then, via a nightmare taxi ride courtesy of a cab driver whose dearest wish was to share his sleep-inducing love of Grand Prix racing with me in pidgin English, vain attempts to kip at Frankfurt Airport, a short flight back to Stansted in the company of two yacking Americans and an afternoon at Portman Road watching Walsall give up their hard-fought First Division lives without a fight, it was time to face the music.
Sitting in a cubicle behind a computer screen and yacking on the telephone is just not cutting it.
Gym Mum Jogging up and down on the spot in tight black trackie bums with Sex On Fire on the iPod blocking out the world while she drops off her kids, gym mum is often spotted half an hour later, yacking and jogging along with keep-fit pals.
Today, at dominoes, I was accused of taking the former as I was as high as a kite and couldn't stop yacking.
It didn't really need a survey to tell us that women spend far longer than men yacking on the telephone.
My friend and I braved the elementsenot weather, honestlyeand did some shopping, lunching and yacking. You'll never guess what happened in our house at ten to one in the morning?Yep, another burst radiator.
His yacking is so incessant, you feel like screaming at him - stop moaning, stop whining, and stop swearing (the same goes for Jonathan Ross and Davina McCall, while we're at it).
"To me it was just my way of yacking, of flapping the gums.
The sexy South-African born actress was partying hard on the dancefloor and was even putting up with Westlife's Bryan McFadden constantly yacking in her ear at every given opportunity.
IT was a dream assignment: the editor, normally yacking in my ear about working harder and staying late, finally told me to go out and enjoy myself.