Definitions for jaw

Definitions for (noun) jaw

Main entry: jaw

Definition: holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object

Main entry: jaw

Definition: the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth

Main entry: jaw

Definition: the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth

Definitions for (verb) jaw

Main entry: call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, rag, rebuke, scold, dress down, take to task, trounce, have words, lambast, lambaste, lecture, jaw, berate, bawl out

Definition: censure severely or angrily

Usage: 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

Main entry: rattle on, jaw, yack, yack away, yap away

Definition: talk incessantly and tiresomely

Main entry: visit, jaw, gossip, natter, chaffer, chat, chatter, chew the fat, chit-chat, chitchat, claver, shoot the breeze, confab, confabulate

Definition: talk socially without exchanging too much information

Usage: the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

Main entry: chew, jaw, manducate, masticate

Definition: chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth

Usage: He jawed his bubble gum; Chew your food and don't swallow it!; The cows were masticating the grass

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