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Meaning & Definition of Jaw in English

English

Jaw

/ʤɔ/

noun

1. The part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth

    synonym:
  • jaw

2. The bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it

  • The bones that hold the teeth
    synonym:
  • jaw

3. Holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object

    synonym:
  • jaw

verb

1. Talk socially without exchanging too much information

  • "The men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
    synonym:
  • chew the fat
  • ,
  • shoot the breeze
  • ,
  • chat
  • ,
  • confabulate
  • ,
  • confab
  • ,
  • chitchat
  • ,
  • chit-chat
  • ,
  • chatter
  • ,
  • chaffer
  • ,
  • natter
  • ,
  • gossip
  • ,
  • jaw
  • ,
  • claver
  • ,
  • visit

2. Talk incessantly and tiresomely

    synonym:
  • yack
  • ,
  • jaw
  • ,
  • yack away
  • ,
  • rattle on
  • ,
  • yap away

3. Chew (food)

  • To bite and grind with the teeth
  • "He jawed his bubble gum"
  • "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"
  • "The cows were masticating the grass"
    synonym:
  • chew
  • ,
  • masticate
  • ,
  • manducate
  • ,
  • jaw

4. Censure severely or angrily

  • "The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car"
  • "The deputy ragged the prime minister"
  • "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup"
    synonym:
  • call on the carpet
  • ,
  • take to task
  • ,
  • rebuke
  • ,
  • rag
  • ,
  • trounce
  • ,
  • reproof
  • ,
  • lecture
  • ,
  • reprimand
  • ,
  • jaw
  • ,
  • dress down
  • ,
  • call down
  • ,
  • scold
  • ,
  • chide
  • ,
  • berate
  • ,
  • bawl out
  • ,
  • remonstrate
  • ,
  • chew out
  • ,
  • chew up
  • ,
  • have words
  • ,
  • lambaste
  • ,
  • lambast