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Meaning of “jaw” in the English Dictionary

"jaw" in British English

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jawnoun

uk   /dʒɔː/  us   /dʒɑː/
  • jaw noun (BODY PART)

B2 [C] the ​lowerpart of ​yourface that ​moves when you ​openyourmouth: a ​broken jawUS a ​punch in the jawUK a ​punch on the jaw He has a ​strong/​square jaw. [C] either of the two ​bones in ​yourmouth that ​holdyourteeth: upper/​lower jawjaws [plural] the ​mouth of a ​person or ​animal, ​especially a ​large and ​frighteninganimal: The ​lionopenedits jaws and ​roared. something that ​opens and ​closes like the ​upper and ​lowerparts of a ​mouth: His ​foot was ​caught in the jaws of the ​trap.

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  • jaw noun (TALK)

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

jawverb [I]

uk   /dʒɔː/  us   /dʒɑː/ informal
to ​talk for a ​longtime: He was jawing away to his ​girlfriend for ​hours on the ​phone.
(Definition of jaw from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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jawnoun [C]

 us   /dʒɔ/
either of the two ​bonypartsbordering the ​mouth that ​holdyourteeth in ​place: the ​upper/​lower jaw
(Definition of jaw from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “jaw”
in Korean 턱…
in Arabic فَكّ…
in Malaysian rahang, mulut…
in French mâchoire, mâchoires, gueule…
in Russian челюсть…
in Chinese (Traditional) 身體部位, 下頜,下巴, 頜…
in Italian mandibola, mascella…
in Turkish çene…
in Polish szczęka…
in Spanish maxilar, mandíbula…
in Vietnamese quai hàm, miệng…
in Portuguese mandíbula, maxilar…
in Thai ขากรรไกรบนหรือล่าง, ขากรรไกร…
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…
in Indonesian rahang, mulut…
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