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1. A very hard candy.
2. Slang A word that is difficult to pronounce.
3. A machine that crushes rock or ore.

jaw′break′ing adj.
jaw′break′ing·ly adv.
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1. (Mechanical Engineering) Also called: jawcrusher a device having hinged jaws for crushing rocks and ores
2. informal a word that is hard to pronounce
ˈjawˌbreaking adj
ˈjawˌbreakingly adv
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(ˈdʒɔˌbreɪ kər)

1. a word that is hard to pronounce.
2. a very hard, usu. round, candy.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jawbreaker - a large round hard candy
hard candy - candy that is brittle; "you can break a tooth on that hard candy"
2.jawbreaker - a word that is hard to pronounce
polysyllabic word, polysyllable - a word of more than three syllables
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[ˈdʒɔːˌbreɪkəʳ] N (US) → trabalenguas m inv, palabra f kilométrica
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What's that jawbreaker definition about something or other, of Spencer's, that you sprang on us the other day - that indefinite, incoherent homogeneity thing?
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After a forgettable debut showing in the Foundation's Cup last year when they only have just a win to show out of 10 matches, the Jawbreakers made a complete turnaround by becoming the lowest-ranked team--as the sixth seed--in league history to go all the way for the season-opening Aspirants Cup crown last Tuesday.
Mike Nzeusseu poured 22 points, including 10 in the fourth quarter, and had 11 rebounds, while CJ Perez contributed 16 and three assists for the Jawbreakers, who staved off a late rally by the Heavy Bombers.
Binge watching episodes of Narcos in bed while eating multiple packets of sour Jawbreakers. It's a real problem
The plot saw him putting a dead mouse in a jar of jawbreakers in the shop at 11 High Street.
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Megan McDonald's Stink And The Incredible Super-Galactic Jawbreaker (07-63621587, $12.99) tells of Stink Moody, who gets a ten-pound box of 23,280 jawbreakers just for writing a letter to the handy company.
He wrote about buying candy jawbreakers for a penny, and once watching former boxing champion Joe Louis spar a few demonstration rounds at the State Theater.