Definition of 'yarn'
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They are like thread is to yarn. Times, Sunday Times (2016) Thread yarn through remaining stitches and join seam. The Sun (2015)This allows them to be spun into very fine yarns. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Top bankers know how to spin a yarn. Times, Sunday Times (2015)But now she much prefers to tell a good yarn. The Sun (2015) Thread and yarn are in the shed across the yard. A Plague of Angels (1993)But it sure made for a fine yarn. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The kind of writer who can always be depended upon to spin a good yarn? The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Most entrepreneurs are able to spin a plausible yarn about their company. Principles of Corporate Finance (1991)What should be a gripping yarn about Spartacus gets buried under a parade of knowledge. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is a great yarn, dressed up as investigative reporting on new archaeological finds. Times, Sunday Times (2015)A gripping yarn you will be unable to put down. The Sun (2013)I can sit here and spin you a yarn and say my pace is brilliant. The Sun (2013)He used to own a pub, and sitting on a virtual bar stool spinning yarns suits him fine. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Made for a few thousand dollars, this horror yarn is one of the most financially successful films in history. The Sun (2011)The yarn was so fine that a pound of it could be spun into a thread stretching for 30 miles. Times, Sunday Times (2014)A gripping yarn of the soul. Times, Sunday Times (2013)A beautiful, gripping sea yarn of the soul. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Phew, that's quite a yarn to tell. Times, Sunday Times (2015)
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British English: yarn NOUN
Yarn is thread used for knitting or making cloth.
She still spins the yarn and knits sweaters for her family.
Definition of yarn from the Collins English Dictionary
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