[ US /ˈdʒɔ/ ]
[ UK /dʒˈɔː/ ]
[ UK /dʒˈɔː/ ]
- holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
- the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
- the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth
talk socially without exchanging too much information
the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze
- talk incessantly and tiresomely
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
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!
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.