To begin perceiving, understanding, or realizing (i.e., a realization). Also, a first appearance; a beginning; or a start.
's beauty is constantly dawning on me. Or, "She sings the revolution, the dawning of our lives." - Green Day
to duck so as to miss a low flying object, whilst being tired and yawning at the same time.
I was dawning a lot whilst tired at the frisbie throwing competition the other day.
This is to be a right old misery arse and ignore people for the sillyest of reasons.
"Look at the state of her, just because we didnt say hello she is dawning us"