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jaw

jaw

 
pronunciation:
jaw
parts of speech:
noun, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: either or both of the two bones that surround the mouth and hold the teeth.
 
definition 2: the mouth and the parts surrounding it.
He was hit on the jaw.
definition 3: either of two projections that close or grip like jaws, as on a pliers.
 
definition 4: (pl.) anything that suggests the operation of jaws or the action of seizing.
the jaws of a trapthe jaws of danger
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: jawed, jawing, jaws
definition: (slang) to talk, esp. tediously.
derivation: jawlike (adj.)
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