"yips" in the noun sense
1. yip, yelp, yelping
a sharp high-pitched cry (especially by a dog)
"to avoid the yips he changed his style of putting"
"yips" in the verb sense
1. yelp, yip, yap
bark in a high-pitched tone
"the puppies yelped"
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