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jaw

 
Noun jaw has 3 senses
  1. jaw - the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
    --1 is a kind of
    bone, os
    --1 is a part of skull
    --1 has parts: alveolar arch; alveolar ridge, gum ridge, alveolar process
    --1 has particulars:
     lower jaw, mandible, mandibula, mandibular bone, submaxilla, lower jawbone, jawbone, jowl; upper jaw, upper jawbone, maxilla
    Derived form: verb jaw3
  2. jaw - the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth
    --2 is a kind of
    feature, lineament
    --2 is a part of face, human face
    Derived form: verb jaw3
  3. jaw, jaws - holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
    --3 is a kind of holding device
    --3 is a part of
     bulldog clip, alligator clip; chuck; wrench, spanner; vise, bench vise; pliers, pair of pliers, plyers
Verb jaw has 4 senses
  1. chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit - talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
    --1 is one way to converse, discourse
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  2. yack, jaw, yack away, rattle on, yap away - talk incessantly and tiresomely
    --2 is one way to talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  3. chew, masticate, manducate, jaw - chew (food); "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass"
    --3 is one way to grate, grind
    Derived forms: noun jaw2, noun jaw1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  4. call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast - 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"
    --4 is one way to knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    => Somebody ----s PP
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