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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."
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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.
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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.
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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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JOVIAL, sunny and cheerful are most Boars, according to Yap. He said that it is highly possible for them to find success this 2018, as they might be able to effectively perform in any situation.
Moreover, it has been shown that YAP also participates in the autophagy process, playing a protective role in breast cancer [53].
Moreover, acetylation of VGLL4, a tumor suppressor, can stimulate the combination activity of YAP and TEAD, providing an interesting insight of their dual role in heart regeneration [55].
Li et al., "Inactivation of YAP oncoprotein by the Hippo pathway is involved in cell contact inhibition and tissue growth control," Genes & Development, vol.
Guan, "A coordinated phosphorylation by Lats and CK1 regulates YAP stability through [SCF.sup.[beta]-TRCP]," Genes & Development, vol.
Sutherland et al., "Regulation of insulin-like growth factor signaling by Yap governs cardiomyocyte proliferation and embryonic heart size," Science Signaling, vol.
Liu et al., "Deletion of yes-associated protein (YAP) specifically in cardiac and vascular smooth muscle cells reveals a crucial role for YAP in mouse cardiovascular development," Circulation Research, vol.
Cibi et al., "Hippo signaling mediators Yap and Taz are required in the epicardium for coronary vasculature development," Cell Reports, vol.
Yap was already a political issue before Geddes' appointment, for on returning from Versailles, President Wilson told the Senate Foreign relations Committee, in August 1919 that America would, in practical terms, acquire Yap.
As in many other parts of the postwar settlement, America, by being outside the League, was in an ambivalent situation when it came to Yap, for although under Article 119 of the Versailles Treaty German colonies were ceded in toto to the Allies, the particular distribution of these territories was discussed outside the Treaty, by the Big Four who included America.
On November 29th, 1920, with the conference deadlocked, Colby, the Secretary of State, asked why Britain was ganging up with Japan against America over Yap. Geddes remarked that Britain observed the sanctity of its contracts, in this case with Japan, and added that America was hardly in a position to protest after proclaiming that she sought nothing for herself out of the post-war settlement.
The Cables Conference stood adjourned from December 15th until February 15th, 1921, when it was again deadlocked on Yap. During this interval Geddes had visited London, and had discussed tactics with Lloyd George and Curzon.
On April 4th, 1920, Hughes sent a strongly worded Note of Protest to Britain, France, Italy and Japan firmly asserting that the US must give its consent to the future ownership of Yap, and claiming that at Versailles Wilson had thrice demanded an international rule for Yap and had never agreed to anything else.
Secretary Hughes became very disturbed over Yap. On April 15th, Geddes told Curzon in a letter rich in medical phraseology ('His face was the colour of the light rings in a boiled beetroot, the veins of his forehead were swollen and bulging, the teeth were bared, his voice thick and saliva hung about his tongue...
The row about Yap had a bearing on other American decisions.