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jawbone

noun [C] uk   /ˈdʒɔː.bəʊn/ us    /ˈdʒɑː.boʊn/
the bone that forms the shape of the lower part of the face

jawbone

verb [I or T] uk   /ˈdʒɔː.bəʊn/ us    /ˈdʒɑː.boʊn/ US informal
to talk to someone, especially to try to persuade them to do something: Congresswoman Weintrob jawboned local officials about their responsibilities toward the immigrant community.
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