Dictionary Results for jaw

1. jaw - noun

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

Hypernym(s): bone, os

2. jaw - noun

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

Hypernym(s): feature, lineament

3. jaw - noun

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

Hypernym(s): holding_device

4. jaw - verb

· talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"

Synonym(s): chew_the_fat, shoot_the_breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, claver, visit

Hypernym(s): converse, discourse

5. jaw - verb

· talk incessantly and tiresomely

Synonym(s): yack, yack_away, rattle_on, yap_away

Hypernym(s): talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise

6. 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"

Synonym(s): chew, masticate, manducate

Hypernym(s): grate, grind

7. 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"

Synonym(s): call_on_the_carpet, take_to_task, rebuke, rag, trounce, lecture, reprimand, dress_down, call_down, scold, chide, berate, bawl_out, remonstrate, chew_out, chew_up, have_words, lambaste, lambast

Hypernym(s): knock, criticize, criticise, pick_apart

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