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jaw·bone

 (jô′bōn′)
n.
A bone of the jaw, especially the bone of the lower jaw.
v. jaw·boned, jaw·bon·ing, jaw·bones Slang
v.tr.
To try to influence or pressure through strong persuasion, especially to urge to comply voluntarily.
v.intr.
To urge voluntary compliance with official wishes or guidelines.

jaw′bon′er n.
jaw′bon′ing n.

jawbone

(ˈdʒɔːˌbəʊn)
n
(Zoology) a nontechnical name for mandible, maxilla
vb
US to try to persuade or bring pressure to bear (on) by virtue of one's high office or position, esp in urging compliance with official policy

jaw•bone

(ˈdʒɔˌboʊn)

n., v. -boned, -bon•ing. n.
1. any bone of a jaw, esp. a mandible.
v.t.
2. to influence by persuasion, esp. by public appeal.
[1480–90]
jaw′bon`ing, n., adj.

jawbone


Past participle: jawboned
Gerund: jawboning

Imperative
jawbone
jawbone
Present
I jawbone
you jawbone
he/she/it jawbones
we jawbone
you jawbone
they jawbone
Preterite
I jawboned
you jawboned
he/she/it jawboned
we jawboned
you jawboned
they jawboned
Present Continuous
I am jawboning
you are jawboning
he/she/it is jawboning
we are jawboning
you are jawboning
they are jawboning
Present Perfect
I have jawboned
you have jawboned
he/she/it has jawboned
we have jawboned
you have jawboned
they have jawboned
Past Continuous
I was jawboning
you were jawboning
he/she/it was jawboning
we were jawboning
you were jawboning
they were jawboning
Past Perfect
I had jawboned
you had jawboned
he/she/it had jawboned
we had jawboned
you had jawboned
they had jawboned
Future
I will jawbone
you will jawbone
he/she/it will jawbone
we will jawbone
you will jawbone
they will jawbone
Future Perfect
I will have jawboned
you will have jawboned
he/she/it will have jawboned
we will have jawboned
you will have jawboned
they will have jawboned
Future Continuous
I will be jawboning
you will be jawboning
he/she/it will be jawboning
we will be jawboning
you will be jawboning
they will be jawboning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been jawboning
you have been jawboning
he/she/it has been jawboning
we have been jawboning
you have been jawboning
they have been jawboning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been jawboning
you will have been jawboning
he/she/it will have been jawboning
we will have been jawboning
you will have been jawboning
they will have been jawboning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been jawboning
you had been jawboning
he/she/it had been jawboning
we had been jawboning
you had been jawboning
they had been jawboning
Conditional
I would jawbone
you would jawbone
he/she/it would jawbone
we would jawbone
you would jawbone
they would jawbone
Past Conditional
I would have jawboned
you would have jawboned
he/she/it would have jawboned
we would have jawboned
you would have jawboned
they would have jawboned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jawbone - the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouthjawbone - the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth
gnathion - the most inferior point of the mandible in the midline
gonion - the craniometric point on either side at the apex of the lower jaw
mandibular notch - small indentation in the middle of the lower jawbone
pogonion - the craniometric point that is the most forward-projecting point on the anterior surface of the chin
symphysion - the most forward point of the alveolar process of the mandible
articulator - a movable speech organ
condylar process, condyloid process, mandibular condyle - the condyle of the ramus of the mandible that articulates with the skull
coronoid process of the mandible - the coronoid process that provides an attachment for the temporal muscle
jaw - the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
lantern jaw - a long thin lower jaw
Verb1.jawbone - talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
chew the fat, chitchat, chit-chat, claver, confab, jaw, natter, shoot the breeze, chat, chaffer, confabulate, gossip, chatter, visit - talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
Translations
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jawbone

[ˈdʒɔːbəʊn]
A. N [of person] → mandíbula f; [of animal] → quijada f
B. VT (US) → presionar, ejercer presión sobre

jawbone

[ˈdʒɔːbəʊn] nmaxillaire mjaw-dropping [ˈdʒɔːdrɒpɪŋ] (mainly British) adj (= amazing) → stupéfiant(e)jaw-droppingly [ˈdʒɔːdrɒpɪŋli] (mainly British) adv (= amazingly) → étonnamment

jawbone

[ˈdʒɔːˌbəʊn] nmandibola

jawbone

n. hueso maxilar de la mandíbula.

jawbone

n mandíbula inferior (form), mandíbula, quijada
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