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jaw
British English: /dʒɔː/
American English: /dʒɔ/

Translation of jaw in German:

noun

  • 1 (Anatomy)
    Kiefer Mask.
    his jaw dropped
    er ließ die Kinnlade herunterfallen
    upper/lower jaw
    Ober-/Unterkiefer Mask.
    set one's jaw
    ein entschlossenes Gesicht machen
  • 2in pl. (of valley, channel)
    Schlund Mask.
  • 3 (of machine)
    [Klemm]backe Fem.
  • 4in pl. (large dangerous mouth)
    Rachen Mask.
    [figurative] (of fate, death, etc.) Klauen
    snatch somebody from the jaws of death
    jemanden vor dem sicheren Tod retten
    snatch victory from the jaws of defeat
    kurz vor der drohenden Niederlage doch noch den Sieg erringen

intransitive verb

  • [informal]
    quatschen [informal]
    jaw at somebody
    jemanden voll quatschen [informal]

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