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jawbone

jaw·bone

jawbone

 
pronunciation:
jaw bon
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb, adjective
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part of speech: noun
definition: any of the bones that compose the jaw, esp. the lower one.
 
part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: jawboned, jawbones, jawboning
definition: (informal) to try to persuade by talk rather than by intimidation.
 
part of speech: adjective
definition: (informal) achieved by or employing persuasion by talk, rather than by command or authority.
derivations: jawboning (adj.), jawboning (n.)
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