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YELP, v.i. To bark, as a beagle-hound after his prey, or as other dog.




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YELP, v.i. To bark, as a beagle-hound after his prey, or as other dog.


YELP, v.i. [Sax. gealpan, to bray; Dan. gylper, to croak.]

To bark, as a beagle-hound after his prey, or as other dog.


Yelp
  1. To boast.

    [Obs.]

    I keep [care] not of armes for to yelpe. Chaucer.

  2. A sharp, quick cry; a bark.

    Chaucer.
  3. To utter a sharp, quick cry, as a hound; to bark shrilly with eagerness, pain, or fear; to yaup.

    A little herd of England's timorous deer,
    Mazed with a yelping kennel of French curs?
    Shak.

    At the least flourish of a broomstick or ladle, he would fly to the door with a yelping precipitation. W. Irving.

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YELP, verb intransitive To bark, as a beagle-hound after his prey, or as other dog.

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importance

IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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shock

SHOCK, n.

1. A violent collision of bodies, or the concussion which it occasions; a viosent striking or dashing against.

The strong unshaken mounds resist the shocks

Of tides and seas. Blackmore.

2. Violent onset; conflict of contending armies or foes.

He stood the shock of a whole host of foes. Addison.

3. External violence; as the shocks of fortune.

4. Offense; impression of disgust.

Fewer shocks a staesman gives his friend. Young.

5. In electricity, the effect on the animal system of a discharge of the fluid from a charged body.

6. A pile of sheaves of wheat, rey, &c.

And cause it on shocks to be by and by set. Tusser.

Behind th emaster walks, builds up th eshocks. Thomson.

7. In New England, the number of sixteen sheaves of wheat, rye, &c. [This is the sense in which this word is generally used with us.]

8. A dog with long rough hair or shag. [from shag.]

SHOCK, v.t.

1. To shake by the sudden collision of a body.

2. To meet with force; to encounter.

3. To strike, as with horror or disgust; to cause to recoil, as from something odious or horrible; to offend extremely; to disgust. I was shocked at the sight of so much misery. A void everything that can shock the feelings of delicacy.

Advise him not to shock a father's will. Dryden.

SHOCK, v.i. To collect sheaves into a pile; to pile sheaves.

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