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jaw

noun uk   /dʒɔː/ us    /dʒɑː/

jaw noun (BODY PART)

B2 [C] the lower part of your face that moves when you open your mouth: a broken jaw US a punch in the jaw UK a punch on the jaw He has a strong/square jaw. [C] either of the two bones in your mouth that hold your teeth: upper/lower jawjaws [plural] the mouth of a person or animal, especially a large and frightening animal: The lion opened its jaws and roared. something that opens and closes like the upper and lower parts of a mouth: His foot was caught in the jaws of the trap.
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jaw noun (DANGER)

jaws [plural] something dangerous: The rescuers snatched the children from the jaws of death.

jaw noun (TALK)

[S] informal a talk: I met Jane and we had a good jaw over lunch.

jaw

verb [I] uk   /dʒɔː/ us    /dʒɑː/ informal
to talk for a long time: He was jawing away to his girlfriend for hours on the phone.
Translations of “jaw”
in Korean 턱…
in Arabic فَكّ…
in French mâchoire, mâchoires, gueule…
in Turkish çene…
in Italian mandibola, mascella…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體部位, 下頜,下巴, 頜…
in Russian челюсть…
in Polish szczęka…
in Spanish maxilar, mandíbula…
in Portuguese mandíbula, maxilar…
in German der Kiefer, das Maul…
in Catalan mandíbula…
in Japanese あご…
in Chinese (Simplified) 身体部位, 下颌,下巴, 颌…
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