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jawbone

División en sílabas: jaw·bone
Pronunciación: /ˈjôˌbōn
 
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Definición de jawbone en inglés:

sustantivo

A bone of the jaw, especially that of the lower jaw (the mandible), or either half of this.
Example sentences
  • In addition to the embryos and eye, the fossil find includes portions of a snout plus jawbones, skull bones, cheekbones, and teeth.
  • French and American paleotologists held that the jawbone and skull were obviously from two different animals and that their discovery was an accident of placement.
  • The man's skeleton was missing its lower legs, while the woman's skull had lost its jawbone.

verbo

[with object] North American informal Volver al principio  
Attempt to persuade or pressure by the force of one’s position of authority: the Federal Reserve Board Vice Chairman jawboned the dollar higher by calling its recent steep decline a purely speculative phenomenon [no object]: an analyst jawboning about the industry
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • There is a downside to propping up the dollar, particularly for American manufacturers, which is why the administration has been jawboning the Big Three to let the dollar slide a bit.
  • More important, Greenspan is jawboning the bond market into believing that the specter of deflation will stop the Fed from tightening monetary policy anytime soon.
  • But it's very ironic to me that this is a White House that has not been particularly helpful to the press, and now they're jawboning the press.

Words that rhyme with jawbone

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