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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 a punch on (US in) the jaw He has a strong/square jaw.The head and face [C] either of the two bones in your mouth that hold your teeth: upper/lower jawBone structures jaws [plural] the mouth of a person or animal, especially a large and frightening animal: The lion opened its jaws and roared.The head and neck of non-human animals something that opens and closes like the upper and lower parts of a mouth: His foot was caught in the jaws of the trap.Holes, hollows and dips

jaw noun (DANGER)

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

jaw noun (TALK)

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

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.Informal talking and conversation
(Definition of jaw from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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