Synonyms for jaw


1. jaw, bone, os
usage: the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
2. jaw, feature, lineament
usage: the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth
3. jaw, holding device
usage: holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object


1. chew the fat, shoot the breeze, chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, jaw, claver, visit, converse, discourse
usage: talk socially without exchanging too much information; "the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
2. yack, jaw, yack away, rattle on, yap away, talk, speak, utter, mouth, verbalize, verbalise
usage: talk incessantly and tiresomely
3. chew, masticate, manducate, jaw, grate, grind
usage: 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"
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, knock, criticize, criticise, pick apart
usage: 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"
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