Definition of “jawbone” - English Dictionary

“jawbone” in British English

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jawbonenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈdʒɔː.bəʊn/ us /ˈdʒɑː.boʊn/

jawboneverb [ 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.

(Definition of “jawbone” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“jawbone” in American English

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jawbonenoun [ C ]

us /ˈdʒɔˌboʊn/

either of the two bones that form the lower part of the mouth and face

(Definition of “jawbone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)