jaw

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdʒɔː/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/dʒɔ/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling( jô)


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jaw

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [fractured, broken] jaw
  2. suffered a [fractured] jaw
  3. broke his jaw
  4. [open, close] your jaws
  5. open your jaws [wide, wider, more]
  6. got [hit, punched, kicked] in the jaw
  7. took [one, a hit, a punch] to the jaw
  8. [punched, hit] him (square) in the jaw
  9. had to have his jaw wired shut
  10. caught him [right, square] on the jaw
  11. his jaws [tightened, slackened, loosened, clenched, quivered]
  12. clenched her jaws (tight)
  13. his jaws [ache, hurt] from (so much) clenching
  14. my jaws are hurting me
  15. had to anesthetize my jaw
  16. has a pain in her jaw
  17. his jaw dropped in [amazement, wonder, incredulity]
  18. her jaw dropped when she [heard, saw, found out]
  19. the [creature, crocodile, dragon] snapped its jaws (shut)
  20. slang: a (real) jaw-dropper
  21. figurative: staring into the jaws of [death, defeat]
  22. [escape, break free] from the jaws of [death]
  23. the jaws of the [pliers, scissors, cutter]
adv
  1. jaw-dropping [wonder, beauty, looks]
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