Associations to the word «Jaw»


JAW, noun. One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form the framework of the mouth.
JAW, noun. The part of the face below the mouth.
JAW, noun. (figuratively) Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or action; especially plural, the mouth or way of entrance.
JAW, noun. A notch or opening.
JAW, noun. A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an object in place.
JAW, noun. One of a pair of opposing parts which are movable towards or from each other, for grasping or crushing anything between them.
JAW, noun. (nautical) The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a half circle so as to move freely on a mast.
JAW, noun. (slang) (dated) Impudent or abusive talk.
JAW, noun. (slang) Axle guard.
JAW, noun. (snooker) The curved part of the cushion marking the entry to the pocket.
JAW, verb. (transitive) To assail or abuse by scolding.
JAW, verb. (intransitive) To scold; to clamor.
JAW, verb. (intransitive) (informal) To talk; to converse.
JAW, verb. (snooker) (transitive) (intransitive) (of a ball) To stick in the jaws of a pocket.
JAW AWAY, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to jabber; to gabble; to ramble
JAW BEARD, noun. A thin beard that grows along the jaw and around the chin.
JAW BONE, noun. Alternative spelling of jawbone
JAW BONES, noun. Plural of jaw bone
JAW HARP, noun. Alternative form of Jew's harp
JAW HARPIST, noun. Someone who plays a jaw harp (Jew's harp).
JAW HARPISTS, noun. Plural of jaw harpist
JAW HARPS, noun. Plural of jaw harp
JAW MUSCLE, noun. Masseter; the large muscle which raises the under jaw, and assists in mastication.
JAW WORM, noun. Gnathostomulid
JAW WORMS, noun. Plural of jaw worm

Dictionary definition

JAW, noun. The part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth.
JAW, noun. The bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth.
JAW, noun. Holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object.
JAW, verb. Talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze".
JAW, verb. Talk incessantly and tiresomely.
JAW, verb. 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".
JAW, verb. 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".

Wise words

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