Meaning of JAW in English

JAW

transcription, транскрипция: [ dʒɔ: ]

( jaws)

1.

Your jaw is the lower part of your face below your mouth. The movement of your jaw is sometimes considered to express a particular emotion. For example, if your jaw drops , you are very surprised.

He thought for a moment, stroking his well-defined jaw...

N-COUNT : usu sing , poss N

2.

A person’s or animal’s jaws are the two bones in their head which their teeth are attached to.

...a forest rodent with powerful jaws.

N-COUNT

3.

If you talk about the jaws of something unpleasant such as death or hell, you are referring to a dangerous or unpleasant situation.

A family dog rescued a newborn boy from the jaws of death.

N-PLURAL : N of n

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