Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun jaw

3 senses of jaw

Sense 1
jaw -- (the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth)
       => bone, os -- (rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates)

Sense 2
jaw -- (the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth)
       => feature, lineament -- (the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin; "an expression of pleasure crossed his features"; "his lineaments were very regular")

Sense 3
jaw -- (holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object)
       => holding device -- (a device for holding something)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb jaw

4 senses of jaw

Sense 1
chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit -- (talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze")
       => converse, discourse -- (carry on a conversation)

Sense 2
yack, jaw, yack away, rattle on, yap away -- (talk incessantly and tiresomely)
       => talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise -- (express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize")

Sense 3
chew, masticate, manducate, jaw -- (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")
       => grate, grind -- (make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together; "grate one's teeth in anger")

Sense 4
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 -- (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")
       => knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart -- (find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws; "The paper criticized the new movie"; "Don't knock the food--it's free")

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