[ US /ˈdʒɔ/ ]
[ UK /d‍ʒˈɔː/ ]
  1. holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
  2. the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
  3. the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth
  1. talk socially without exchanging too much information
    the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze
  2. talk incessantly and tiresomely
  3. censure severely or angrily
    The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
    The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
    The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup
  4. chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth
    The cows were masticating the grass
    He jawed his bubble gum
    Chew your food and don't swallow it!
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How To Use jaw In A Sentence

  • The relationships between hagfishes, lampreys, and jawed vertebrates are one of the still-unresolved problems in craniate phylogeny.
  • There is no suggestion of a pronounced twist in the ventral margin of the jaw of Hynerpeton like that seen in Densignathus.
  • The long punishing jaws of a borzoi can snatch up small and not-so-small varmints both wild or domestic with lightning speed.
  • Another disease caused by a fungus is “actinomycosis”, which in cattle and other animals is called “lumpy jaw”. A Close Look at Parasitic Diseases
  • The assembled opposition members, journalists and tourism industry heavies were slack-jawed.
  • The organisation's shield consisted of a male forearm whose fist was thrusting the point of a spear into the jaws of a wolf. DOVES OF WAR: Four Women of Spain
  • Manzo noticed the neatly trimmed goatee and mustache combination that framed Rossiter's facial features and the chiseled jaw of a man who was in peak physical condition.
  • Fancy an heir that a father had seen born well-featured and fair, turning suddenly wry-nosed, club-footed, squint-eyed, hair-lipped, wapper-jawed, carrot-haired, from a pride become an aversion, -- my case was yet worse. The Complete Poetical Works of James Russell Lowell
  • It is likely to have benefited more from erecting the jawbone outside the island kirk and turning it into a tourist attraction, than the museum, which will simply be adding it to its existing collection.
  • To a lesser extent, the jaw depressors (mainly digastric, geniohyoid and lateral pterygoid muscles) were examined.
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