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1. jaw

noun. ['ˈdʒɔ'] the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth.

Synonyms

  • maxilla
  • lower jawbone
  • gum ridge
  • os
  • mandible
  • bone
  • lower jaw
  • submaxilla
  • upper jaw
  • maxillary
  • alveolar ridge
  • upper jawbone
  • skull
  • jawbone
  • chop
  • mandibular bone
  • alveolar process
  • jowl
  • alveolar arch

Antonyms

  • flatter
  • miss
  • pressurize
  • depressurise

Etymology

  • jawe (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Jaw

  • robertshaw
  • withdraw
  • redraw
  • mcgraw
  • mccraw
  • loblaw
  • foresaw
  • czeslaw
  • anspaugh
  • alspaugh
  • straw
  • mcgaw
  • mcgaugh
  • mcgagh
  • mccaw
  • macaw
  • inlaw
  • guffaw
  • eshbaugh
  • colaw
  • bashaw
  • ashbaugh
  • alpaugh
  • allbaugh
  • albaugh
  • traugh
  • spaw
  • spaugh
  • slaw
  • slaugh

Example sentences of the word jaw


1. Noun, singular or mass
Consider styling your hair with more volume on top, to balance out the width of your jaw.

2. Adjective
Layered hairstyles draw attention up and away from your sagging jaw line, giving you a classy style.

Quotes containing the word jaw


1. Holding on to anger, resentment and hurt only gives you tense muscles, a headache and a sore jaw from clenching your teeth. Forgiveness gives you back the laughter and the lightness in your life.
- Joan Lunden

2. Fear doesn't shut you down; it wakes you up. I've seen it. It's fascinating."He releases me but doesn't pull away, his hand grazing my jaw, my neck. "Sometimes I just...want to see it again. Want to see you awake.
- Veronica Roth, Divergent

3. I'm afraid they're in love,"he said, concerned. "They don't want to leave you."He lifted one hand from her waist to gently brush a pair from her neck, where their wings fanned against her jaw. Melancholy, he said, "I know just how they feel.
- Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke & Bone

2. jaw

verb. ['ˈdʒɔ'] talk socially without exchanging too much information.

Synonyms

  • claver
  • confabulate
  • chat
  • shmooze
  • chaffer
  • gossip
  • shoot the breeze
  • chit-chat
  • chew the fat
  • schmooze
  • discourse
  • confab
  • chitchat
  • converse
  • jawbone
  • visit
  • chatter
  • schmoose
  • shmoose

Antonyms

  • rise
  • curse
  • bless
  • black

Etymology

  • jawe (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. jaw

verb. ['ˈdʒɔ'] talk incessantly and tiresomely.

Synonyms

  • utter
  • verbalize
  • yack away
  • speak
  • yap away
  • talk
  • verbalise
  • rattle on
  • yack

Antonyms

  • incorrect
  • incorrectness
  • false
  • falsify

Etymology

  • jawe (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. jaw

noun. ['ˈdʒɔ'] the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth.

Synonyms

  • face
  • feature
  • human face

Antonyms

  • depressurize
  • desynchronize
  • blur
  • desynchronise

Etymology

  • jawe (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. jaw

verb. ['ˈdʒɔ'] censure severely or angrily.

Synonyms

  • rag
  • castigate
  • chew up
  • trounce
  • lecture
  • rebuke
  • scold
  • dress down
  • reproof
  • brush down
  • lambast
  • criticize
  • chew out
  • lambaste
  • bawl out
  • chide
  • remonstrate
  • tell off
  • knock
  • correct
  • criticise
  • call down
  • objurgate
  • have words
  • pick apart
  • chasten
  • chastise
  • call on the carpet
  • berate
  • reprimand

Antonyms

  • unbalance
  • wrong
  • wrongness
  • improper

Etymology

  • jawe (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. jaw

verb. ['ˈdʒɔ'] chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth.

Synonyms

  • chomp
  • chew
  • crunch
  • manducate
  • chaw
  • grind
  • munch
  • gum
  • champ
  • gnaw
  • grate
  • masticate

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • forward
  • synonymous
  • decompression

Etymology

  • jawe (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. jaw

noun. ['ˈdʒɔ'] holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object.

Synonyms

  • bulldog clip
  • wrench
  • pair of pliers
  • holding device
  • pliers
  • bench vise
  • alligator clip
  • spanner
  • plyers
  • vise

Antonyms

  • lose
  • cheer
  • overdress
  • undress

Etymology

  • jawe (Middle English (1100-1500))
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