maw Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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mawnoun [C]

uk   /mɔː/  us   /mɑː/ literary
the ​mouth of a fierce (= ​frightening)animal: the lion's maw something that ​seems to ​surround and ​absorb everything near it: She ​fears that the ​matter will ​simply be ​swallowed up by the maw of ​bureaucracy.
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