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5 definitions found
 for jaw
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jaw \Jaw\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Jawed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Jawing.]
     1. To scold; to clamor. [Law] --Smollett.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. To talk idly, long-windedly, or without special purpose.
        [PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jaw \Jaw\ (j[add]), n. [A modification of chaw, formed under the
     influence of F. joue the cheek. See Chaw, Chew.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. (Anat.)
        (a) One of the bones, usually bearing teeth, which form
            the framework of the mouth.
        (b) Hence, also, the bone itself with the teeth and
            covering.
        (c) In the plural, the mouth.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Fig.: Anything resembling the jaw of an animal in form or
        action; esp., pl., the mouth or way of entrance; as, the
        jaws of a pass; the jaws of darkness; the jaws of death.
        --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. (Mach.)
        (a) A notch or opening.
        (b) A notched or forked part, adapted for holding an
            object in place; as, the jaw of a railway-car
            pedestal. See Axle guard.
        (b) One of a pair of opposing parts which are movable
            towards or from each other, for grasping or crushing
            anything between them, as, the jaws of a vise, or the
            jaws of a stone-crushing machine.
            [1913 Webster]
  
     4. (Naut.) The inner end of a boom or gaff, hollowed in a
        half circle so as to move freely on a mast.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     5. Impudent or abusive talk. [Slang] --H. Kingsley.
  
     Syn: lip.
          [1913 Webster]
  
     Jaw bit (Railroad), a bar across the jaws of a pedestal
        underneath an axle box.
  
     Jaw breaker, a word difficult to pronounce. [Obs.]
  
     Jaw rope (Naut.), a rope which holds the jaws of a gaff to
        the mast.
  
     Jaw tooth, a molar or grinder; a back tooth.
        [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Jaw \Jaw\, v. t.
     To assail or abuse by scolding. [Law]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  jaw
      n 1: the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth
           and holds the teeth
      2: the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open
         it; the bones that hold the teeth
      3: holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing
         parts of a tool that close to hold an object
      v 1: talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the
           men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze" [syn:
           chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate,
           confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer,
           natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit]
      2: talk incessantly and tiresomely [syn: yack, jaw, yack
         away, rattle on, yap away]
      3: chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth; "He jawed his
         bubble gum"; "Chew your food and don't swallow it!"; "The
         cows were masticating the grass" [syn: chew, masticate,
         manducate, jaw]
      4: censure severely or angrily; "The mother scolded the child
         for entering a stranger's car"; "The deputy ragged the Prime
         Minister"; "The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing
         cold soup" [syn: call on the carpet, take to task,
         rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture,
         reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold,
         chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out,
         chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  94 Moby Thesaurus words for "jaw":
     abuse, babble, bark at, baste, bat the breeze, bazoo,
     beat the gums, berate, betongue, blab, blabber, blacken, blather,
     blether, carpet, chaps, chat, chatter, chin, chops, clack, clatter,
     dither, embouchure, execrate, fulminate against, gab, gabble, gas,
     gibber, gibble-gabble, go on, gob, gossip, gush, haver, jabber,
     jaws, jowls, kisser, lip, lips, load with reproaches, mandibles,
     maw, maxilla, mouth, mug, mush, muzzle, natter, oral cavity,
     palaver, patter, pour forth, prate, prattle, premaxilla, rag, rail,
     rail at, ramble on, rate, rattle, rattle on, rave against,
     reel off, revile, run on, sass, sauce, shoot the breeze, spiel,
     spout, spout off, talk away, talk nonsense, talk on,
     thunder against, tittle-tattle, tongue-lash, trap, twaddle,
     twattle, upbraid, vilify, vituperate, waffle, wig, yak,
     yakkety-yak, yap, yell at, yelp at
  
  

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