jaw

noun
1 bone that contains teeth
ADJECTIVE
bottom, lower
top, upper
firm, strong
clenched, set
slack
jutting, lantern (= in which the lower part sticks out)
square
broken, dislocated, fractured
VERB + JAW
clench, set, tighten (AmE)
work (AmE)

She worked her lower jaw back and forth.

drop

She dropped her jaw in astonishment.

rub

He rubbed his sore jaw.

break, dislocate, fracture
JAW + VERB
drop, hang, hang open

My jaw dropped in astonishment when I saw the size of the audience.

be set, clench, set, tighten

Her jaw was set, ready for a fight.

jut

His jaw jutted stubbornly forward; he would not be denied.

JAW + NOUN
bone, muscle
PREPOSITION
in your jaw

A muscle in his jaw pulsed angrily.

on your jaw

He had two days' growth of stubble on his jaw.

to the jaw

a punch to the jaw

under your jaw

She had a fold of flesh under her jaw.

PHRASES
the line of your jaw, the set of your jaw

The stern set of the officer's jaw made Tony realize he was in trouble.

2 jaws mouth
ADJECTIVE
gaping, open
massive, powerful

A shark can crush a boat with its massive jaws.

VERB + JAWS
clamp, close, lock, sink

The dog locked its jaws on her leg and wouldn't let go.

A spider sank its jaws into my ankle.

open

Pythons open their jaws wide to swallow their prey whole.

snap

The animal's jaws snapped shut.

escape, escape from

The antelope could not escape the crocodile's gaping jaws.

PREPOSITION
between its jaws

The dog had his arm clamped between its jaws.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jaw — jaw·ba·tion; jaw; jaw·less; jaw·break·ing·ly; …   English syllables

  • JAW — bezeichnet: einen Freiburger Rapper, siehe JAW (Rapper) eine deutsche Musikgruppe, siehe JAW (Gruppe) Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheidung mehrerer mit demselben Wort bezeichneter Begriffe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • jaw — [n] bones of chin bone, chops*, jowl, mandible, maxilla, mouth, muzzle*, orifice; concept 392 jaw [v1] talk a lot babble, chat, chatter, gab*, gossip, jabber, lecture, orate, prate, prattle, yak; concepts 51,56 Ant. be quiet jaw [v2] criticize… …   New thesaurus

  • jaw — [jô] n. [ME jowe < OFr joue, cheek] 1. either of the two bones or bony parts that hold the teeth and frame the mouth in most vertebrates: the mandible (lower jaw) is usually hinged and movable, the maxilla (upper jaw) is usually not 2. any of… …   English World dictionary

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Jaw — Jaw, v. t. To assail or abuse by scolding. [Law] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • jaw — jaw* {{/stl 13}}{{stl 7}}ZOB. wychodzić – wyjść na jaw {{/stl 7}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • jaw — ► NOUN 1) each of the upper and lower bony structures in vertebrates forming the framework of the mouth and containing the teeth. 2) (jaws) the grasping, biting, or crushing mouthparts of an invertebrate. 3) (jaws) the gripping parts of a wrench …   English terms dictionary

  • jaw — vb upbraid, *scold, rate, berate, tongue lash, bawl, chew out, wig, rail, revile, vituperate Analogous words: censure, denounce, reprobate, reprehend, *criticize, blame, condemn: *reprove, reproach, chide, reprimand, rebuke …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.