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Synonyms for jaw
dʒɔ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. jaw(noun)

    holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object

    Antonyms:
    inclement, unsparing

  2. jaw(noun)

    the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth

  3. jaw(noun)

    the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth

  4. call on the carpet, take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, lecture, reprimand, jaw, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out, chew up, have words, lambaste, lambast(verb)

    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"

    Antonyms:
    roofless

  5. yack, jaw, yack away, rattle on, yap away(verb)

    talk incessantly and tiresomely

    Synonyms:
    sago palm

  6. chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit(verb)

    talk socially without exchanging too much information

    "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"

    Synonyms:
    seafaring, sailplaning, soaring, glide, gliding, navigation

  7. chew, masticate, manducate, jaw(verb)

    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"

    Synonyms:
    pundit, learned person, novice, initiate, enlightened, savant, beginner, tyro, tiro

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. jaw(n.)

    Synonyms:
    maxillary bone, jaw-bone

  2. jaw(n.)

    Synonyms:
    [Low.] scolding, abuse, railing, vituperation, abusive talk

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "jaw":

    zhao, chin

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How to use jaw in a sentence?

  1. Brian Murphy:

    It hit my jaw bone went down my throat, ripped apart my voice box and my Esophagus and uh bounced off my spine.

  2. Robert Hurt:

    TRAPPIST-1 was hands down the most amazing thing I've ever worked on, i remember when that paper hit my desk, I glanced at the light curve of the star and my jaw hit the floor. For all my work on transiting exoplanets, I had never seen that. It was the result of 500 hours of observation that revealed seven planets. I saw these syncopated dips and it was the most beautiful data I had ever seen. What an amazingly bizarre system it was.

  3. Joyann King:

    My jaw dropped. It was absolutely stunning.

  4. Barbara Galland:

    For other children, jaw alignment may contribute and dental treatment is being developed to address this, other health factors such as obesity can also contribute to sleep-disordered breathing, another reason for developing effective approaches to address this complex health issue.

  5. Jasmin Floyd:

    I’ve accepted it the best I can, but it’s not something I can put behind me, i dread brushing my teeth. I never used to have any dietary needs, but now I have to avoid crunchy or chewy foods. My jaw gets tired easily.

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