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a. Either of two bony or cartilaginous structures that in most vertebrates form the framework of the mouth and hold the teeth.
b. The mandible or maxilla or the part of the face covering these bones.
c. Any of various structures of invertebrates that have an analogous function to vertebrate jaws.
2. Either of two opposed hinged parts in a mechanical device.
3. jaws The walls of a pass, canyon, or cavern.
4. jaws A dangerous situation or confrontation: the jaws of death.
a. Impudent argument or back talk: Don't give me any jaw.
b. A conversation or chat.
intr.v. jawed, jaw·ing, jaws Slang
1. To talk vociferously; jabber.
2. To talk; converse.
[Middle English jawe, jowe, perhaps from Old French joue, cheek.]
1. (Zoology) the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth. In higher vertebrates it consists of the upper jaw (maxilla) fused to the cranium and the lower jaw (mandible).
2. (Zoology) the corresponding part of an invertebrate, esp an insect
3. (Mechanical Engineering) a pair or either of a pair of hinged or sliding components of a machine or tool designed to grip an object
a. impudent talk; cheek
b. idle conversation; chat
c. moralizing talk; a lecture
a. to talk idly; chat; gossip
b. to lecture
[C14: probably from Old French joue cheek; related to Italian gota cheek]
1. either of two tooth-bearing bones or bony structures, the mandible or maxilla, forming the framework of the vertebrate mouth.
2. the part of the face covering these bones.
3. jaws, anything resembling a pair of jaws in shape or in power to grasp or hold.
4. one of two or more parts, as of a machine, that grasp or hold something or that attach to or mesh with similar parts.
5. Slang. an idle chat.v.i.
6. Slang. to chat; gossip.
[1325–75; Middle English jawe, jowe < Old French joue; orig. uncertain]
1. Either of two bony or cartilaginous structures that in most vertebrate animals form the framework of the mouth, hold the teeth, and are used for biting and chewing food. The lower, movable part of the jaw is called the mandible. The upper, fixed part is called the maxilla.
2. Any of various structures of invertebrate animals, such as the pincers of spiders or mites, that function similarly to the jaws of vertebrates.
Past participle: jawed
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|Noun||1.||jaw - the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth|
jawbone, jowl, lower jaw, lower jawbone, mandible, mandibula, mandibular bone, submaxilla - the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth
alveolar arch - the part of the upper or lower jawbones in which the teeth are set
alveolar process, alveolar ridge, gum ridge - a ridge that forms the borders of the upper and lower jaws and contains the sockets of the teeth
skull - the bony skeleton of the head of vertebrates
chop - a jaw; "I'll hit him on the chops"
|2.||jaw - the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth|
face, human face - the front of the human head from the forehead to the chin and ear to ear; "he washed his face"; "I wish I had seen the look on his face when he got the news"
|3.||jaw - holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object|
chuck - a holding device consisting of adjustable jaws that center a workpiece in a lathe or center a tool in a drill
holding device - a device for holding something
pair of pliers, pliers, plyers - a gripping hand tool with two hinged arms and (usually) serrated jaws
bench vise, vise - a holding device attached to a workbench; has two jaws to hold workpiece firmly in place
|Verb||1.||jaw - talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"|
chew the fat, chitchat, chit-chat, claver, confab, chat, natter, shoot the breeze, confabulate, gossip, chaffer, chatter, visit
|2.||jaw - talk incessantly and tiresomely|
|3.||jaw - 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"|
champ - chafe at the bit, like horses
gum, mumble - grind with the gums; chew without teeth and with great difficulty; "the old man had no teeth left and mumbled his food"
chaw - chew without swallowing; "chaw tobacco"
gnaw - bite or chew on with the teeth; "gnaw an old cracker"
|4.||jaw - 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"|
call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, dress down, have words, bawl out, berate, rebuke, reproof, scold, take to task, call down, lambast, lambaste, lecture, reprimand, remonstrate, trounce, rag
castigate, chasten, chastise, objurgate, correct - censure severely; "She chastised him for his insensitive remarks"
kjálkiskoltur, kjaftur, gin
2. jaws [of animal] → fauces fpl (Tech) [of vice] → mordaza fsing; [of channel] → boca fsing, embocadura fsing
the jaws of death (fig) → las garras de la muerte
the jaws of death (fig) → las garras de la muerte
C. VI → charlar
→ Kiefer m, → Kinnlade f; the lion opened its jaws → der Löwe riss seinen Rachen auf; with its prey between its jaws → mit der Beute im Maul; his jaw dropped → sein Unterkiefer fiel or klappte herunter; his jaw was set (in concentration) → er spannte sein Gesicht (konzentriert) an
jaws pl (fig: of valley etc) → Mündung f, → Öffnung f; the horsemen rode into the jaws of death → die Reiter gingen in den sicheren Tod; snatched from the jaws of death → den Klauen des Todes entrissen
(of pincer, vice) → (Klemm)backe f
n (US Pol inf) Appelle eines Regierungschefs an Wirtschafts- und Gewerkschaftsführer zur Mäßigung bei Preiserhöhungen und Lohnforderungen
n (inf) → Zungenbrecher m
1. either of the two bones of the mouth in which the teeth are set. the upper/lower jaw; His jaw was broken in the fight. kakebeen فَك челюст maxilar čelist der Kiefer kæbe σαγόνιmaxilar lõualuu فک leuka mâchoireלסת जबड़ा čeljust állkapocs rahang kjálki mascella, mandibola あご 턱 žandikaulis žoklis rahang kaakkjeveszczęka زامه maxilar maxilar челюсть čeľusť čeljust vilica käke ขากรรไกรบนหรือล่าง çene kemiği 頜 щелепа جبڑا quai hàm 颌
2. (in plural) the mouth (especially of an animal). The crocodile's jaws opened wide. kake, bek فَكّان челюсти queixada tlama das Maul gab σαγόνια, στόμαmandíbula lõuad پوزه؛ آرواره kita mâchoires, gueule מֵלתָאוֹת लम्बी बातचीत ralje pofa mulut skoltur, kjaftur, gin fauci 口部 (턱, 이를 포함한) 입부분 nasrai mute; rīkle mulut bekkjeft paszcza پوز queixada bot; falcă пасть tlama gobec čeljusti käft[ar], gap ขากรรไกร çene 上下顎 рот; паща منہ miệng 上下颚
jaw→ فَكٌ čelist kæbe Kiefer σαγόνι mandíbula leuka mâchoire vilica mascella あご 턱 kaak kjeve szczęka maxila, maxilar челюсть käke ขากรรไกร çene quai hàm 颚
n. mandíbula, quijada, maxilar inferior;
___ reflex → reflejo mandibular;
___ winking → pestañeo mandibular.