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  Definition of jaw
  1. holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object
  2. the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
  3. the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth
  4. 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"
  5. talk incessantly and tiresomely
  6. talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
  7. chew (food); "He jawed his bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don''t swallow it!"; "The cows were masticating the grass"
Similar Words: jaws, call on the carpet, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast, yack, yack away, rattle on, yap away, chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, claver, visit, chew, masticate, manducate

 

Hyponyms: lower jaw, mandible, mandibula, mandibular bone, submaxilla, lower jawbone, jawbone, jowl, upper jaw, upper jawbone, maxilla, chastise, castigate, objurgate, chasten, correct, tell off, brush down, shmooze, shmoose, schmooze, schmoose, chomp, champ, mumble, gum, chaw, crunch, munch, gnaw

 

Part Meronyms: bulldog clip, alligator clip, chuck, wrench, spanner, vise, bench vise, pliers, pair of pliers, plyers, skull, face, human face

 

Derivational Morphology: chew, masticate, manducate, chiding, scolding, objurgation, tongue-lashing, scold, scolder, nag, nagger, common scold, rebuke, reproof, reproval, reprehension, reprimand, lecture, speech, talking to, upbraider, reprover, reproacher, rebuker, yak, yack, yakety-yak, chatter, cackle, visitor, visitant, chitchat, small talk, gab, gabfest, gossip, tittle-tattle, chin-wag, chin-wagging, causerie, chatterer, babbler, prater, chatterbox, magpie, spouter, chat, confab, confabulation, schmooze, schmoose, chewing, mastication, manduction, chewer, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wad

 

 
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