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jawbone

verb [I or T]     /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 .Lecturing and addressingUrging and persuadingCausing somebody to act
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