Definition of yelp verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

yelp

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//jelp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//jelp//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they yelp
BrE BrE//jelp//
 
; NAmE NAmE//jelp//
 
he / she / it yelps
BrE BrE//jelps//
 
; NAmE NAmE//jelps//
 
past simple yelped
BrE BrE//jelpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//jelpt//
 
past participle yelped
BrE BrE//jelpt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//jelpt//
 
-ing form yelping
BrE BrE//ˈjelpɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈjelpɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive, transitive] (+ speech) to give a sudden short cry, usually of pain The dog yelped with pain and surprise. Word Origin Old English g(i)elpan (verb) ‘to boast’ , from a Germanic imitative base. From late Middle English ‘cry or sing with a loud voice’ the current sense arose in the 16th cent.

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