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shut your yap

An imperative to be quiet or cease talking immediately. Can be rude, aggressive, or jocular depending on the context. Shut your yap, Bobby—no one asked for the opinion of a dork like you! A: "So, where do you think we can sell these stolen goods?" B: "Shut your yap! Don't you have enough sense not to talk about that in public?" A: "Wow, that Cadillac has seen better days. How much did you pay for that little gem?" B: "Ah, shut your yap, Dave. I think it looks just fine."
See also: shut, yap

yap

1. noun, slang One's mouth. Used especially in the phrase "shut your yap." Shut your yap, Tom—you don't have the first clue what it takes to run this place. He stuffed the whole donut in his yap. It was pretty gross.
2. noun, slang Loud, inane, or meaningless chatter. Usually used in reduplicative constructions, e.g., "yap, yap(, yap)." I thought I was going to lose my mind if I had to listen to the yap, yap of their gossip any longer. All I hear on cable news is the same yap, yap, yap about some political scandal or another. They never cover actual news stories anymore!

yap about (someone or something)

slang To talk or chatter loudly, irritatingly, or inanely about someone or something. These two girls sitting behind me spent the whole plane ride yapping about the boys they liked in their school. I turned the radio off once the DJ started yapping about political issues.
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yap at (one)

1. Of a dog, especially a small one, to bark intensely, aggressively, and ineffectually at one. Her tiny little Bichon Frise always yaps at me when I walk in the door, but runs away to the bedroom whenever I go near it.
2. To scold, criticize, or respond to one in a curt, aggressive manner. She yapped at me when I said I was going out to meet friends instead of helping her get the kids to bed. I know you don't approve of Todd's plan, but that doesn't give you the right to yap at him in front of everyone like that.
3. To talk to one about trite or meaningless things in an exhausting, tedious, and lengthy manner, especially without letting them respond or engage meaningfully. I got stuck sitting next to Randy at the company dinner, who just yapped at me all night about his fantasy football team. If you're just yapping 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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yap away about (someone or something)

To talk ceaselessly or volubly about someone or something, especially in a loud, irritating, or inane manner. All they do whenever we get together is yap away about kids they don't like in our class. He keeps yapping away about all the problems with the project, but he never offers any helpful suggestions or solutions.
See also: away, yap

yap on (and on) about (someone or something)

To talk ceaselessly or volubly about someone or something, especially in a loud, irritating, or inane manner. All they do whenever we get together is yap on and on about kids they don't like in our class. He keeps yapping on about all the problems with the project, but he never offers any helpful suggestions or solutions.
See also: on, yap

yap, yap, yapping all day

Talking nonstop, especially about insignificant things. Connie's nice enough, but once she starts yap, yap, yapping all day, I feel a headache coming on.
See also: all, yap

yap, yap, yapping all day long

Talking nonstop, especially about insignificant things. Connie's nice enough, but once she starts yap, yap, yapping all day long, I feel a headache coming on.
See also: all, long, yap

yap about someone or something

to talk casually about someone or something; to gossip or complain about someone or something. Stop yapping about Molly. Claire is always yapping about her salary.
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yap at someone

 
1. . Lit. [for a small dog] to bark at someone or something. The dog yapped at the cat in great frustration. I am tired of that dog yapping at me all the time!
2. Fig. [for someone] to scold or bark at someone shrilly. Don't yap at me. I didn't do it. Bob yapped at Bill for something he didn't do.
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yap at

v. Slang
1. To bark sharply or shrilly at someone or something: The sheepdog yapped at the stray sheep.
2. To make a sharp, often hostile or scolding remark to someone: The batter yapped at the pitcher after he was hit by a pitch.
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yap

1. n. the mouth. Shut your yap!
2. in. to chatter; to gossip. Did you just come here to yap?
3. n. nonsense; gibberish. That windbag can produce an enormous amount of yap.
4. in. to empty one’s stomach; to vomit. Who yapped in the bushes?
5. n. a naive person; a dupe. See if you can get that yap to bring over a left-handed monkey wrench.
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Yap told the SC his travel abroad would also be an opportunity to bond with his family before he assumes his new position as Bohol governor.
Stable gene knockdown was performed using lentiviral shRNA targeting YAP. Target sequence of YAP was obtained from the MISSION[R]shRNA library (SigmaAldrich, USA) and packaged into lentiviral particles (16).
JM Gullick in his book The Story of Kuala Lumpur (1857-1993) described Yap Ah Loy as Mr Kuala Lumpur until 1879, before the British stepped in to take over the town.
Fan Pan, senior author of the study said that blocking YAP or the signaling pathways under its control boosted the effects of both a tumor vaccine and a checkpoint inhibitor (anti-PD1 antibody) to produce even stronger antitumor activity.
"They would need to strategize carefully and consider all possible scenarios before executing any plans," Yap says.
showed that deletion of YAP in mice containing the Nkx2.5-Cre resulted in reduced cardiomyocyte proliferative ability and eventually led to embryonic death at stage 10.5.
The transcribed product was amplified by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) into a final volume of 20 [micro]L by using the following sense and antisense primers: TEAD1: 5' ATGGAAAGGATGAGTGACTCTGC-3' and 5'-TCCCACATGGTGGATAGATAGC-3'; TEAD4: 5'-GAACGGGGACCCTCCAATG-3' and 5'-GCGAGCATACTCTGTCTCAAC-3'; RUNX2: 5'-TGGTTACTGTCATGGCGGGTA-3' and 5'-TCTCAGATCGTTGAACCTTGCTA-3'; CDK2: 5'CCAGGAGTTACTTCTATGCCTGA-3' and 5'-TTCATCCAGGGGAGGTACAAC-3'; PCNA: 5'-CCTGCTGGGATATTAGCTCCA-3' and 5'-CAGCGGTAGGTGTCGAAGC-3'; YAP: 5'-ACGTTCATCTGGGACAGCAT-3' and 5'-GTTGGGAGATGGCAAAGACA-3'; TAZ: 5'-ATTCATCGCCTTCCTAGGGT-3' and reverse 5'-GGCTGGGAGATGACCTTCAC-3'; GAPDH: 5'-CCATGTTCGTCATGGGTGTGAACCA-3' and 5'-GCCAGTAGAGGCAGGGATGATGTTC-37.
Such is his rapport with fans that Alan has deliberately chosen to give the cavernous arenas a miss and perform at comparatively intimate venues like Middlesbrough Town Hall on his "Yap, Yap, Yap!" tour.
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Not only has he been filming the 14th series of his talk show, but he's currently touring up and down the country with his live show Yap, Yap, Yap!
The authors state "In 2007, the first ZIKV outbreak reported out side Africa and Asia was retrospectively documented from biological samples from patients on Yap Island, Federated States of Micronesia, North Pacific, who had received an incorrect diagnosis of dengue virus (DENV)." Although the first outbreak of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection reported outside Africa or Asia was in Yap, it was not retrospectively identified from serum samples incorrectly diagnosed as positive for dengue virus.
Thanks to a full scholarship, Sprott Shaw College will fully cover tuition, student fees and books for Nenita Yap, who will pursue their Health Care Assistant diploma program.
Manila: Basketball star James Yap was teary-eyed when he defended himself at a lower court in Makati City, which ordered him to stay at least 100 metres away from his estranged wife Kris Aquino and their five-year old son, including household staff, following her complaint of his "overt sexual advances" last December that allegedly affected their son psychologically.