13 Action Verbs That Start With Y (Most Common)

Written by Gabriel Cruz - Slang & Language Enthusiast

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Are you curious about what some of the most common action verbs that start with Y are? Well, you are in the right place. Keep reading to find them all and see examples of how to use them.

Yak

Meaning: To chat, to talk persistently.

 

Example Sentence: Me and my best friend yakked about comic books all day.

Yammer

Meaning: To talk without stopping for a long time.

 

Example Sentence: my boss yammered for hours about his gun collection.

Yank

Meaning: To pull out sharply.

 

Example Sentence: Joey yanked a part of his car from under the hood and he has no idea what he did.

Yap

Meaning: To talk annoyingly without stopping.

 

Example Sentence: James yapped on and on about his kids and how smart they are.

Yawn

Meaning: To open your mouth widely and take a breath when you’re tired.

 

Example Sentence: Jimmy yawned during class today so loudly that the professor got scared.

Yearn

Meaning: To desire something intensely.

 

Example Sentence: Bobby yearns for his family and hometown.

Yell

Meaning: To shout loudly, to raise your voice.

 

Example Sentence: Amanda yelled at me for being childish.

Yelp

Meaning: To make a short cry, to talk annoyingly.

 

Example Sentence: My friend Annie always yelps about her life.

Yield

Meaning: To give up, to give in.

 

Example Sentence: We started playing basketball and George yielded after one game.

Yip

Meaning: To utter a short cry.

 

Example Sentence: After I scared Heather she yipped.

Yodel

Meaning: To sing by changing the pitch of your voice swiftly from deep to high.

 

Example Sentence: We were in a good mood so we yodeled during class.

Yoke

Meaning: To join together.

 

Example Sentence: My team yoked all of our plans and ideas and created our first project.

Yowl

Meaning: To utter a long cry because of pain.

Example Sentence: My friend Tony got bit by a dog and was yowling in pain.

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