\ˈgant, -ȧ-, -ȯ-\
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of gant 

(Entry 1 of 4)

chiefly Scottish

: yawn

gant

noun
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plural -s

Definition of gant (Entry 2 of 4)

chiefly Scottish

: yawn

gant

\ˈgant\

Definition of gant (Entry 3 of 4)

dialectal variant of

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-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of gant (Entry 4 of 4)

dialectal

: to make thin or lean by insufficient feeding I rode two nights and ganted a mule looking for a place to sleep— Alan LeMay often used with up

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History and Etymology for gant

Intransitive verb

Middle English (Scots) ganten; perhaps akin to Old English gānian to gape, yawn, Latin hiare

Noun

Middle English (Scots) gant, from ganten

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