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

Translation of jaw in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1
    (esp of animal) quijada (feminine)
    the lower/upper jaw
    el maxilar inferior/superior
    his jaw dropped
    se quedó boquiabierto
    Example sentences
    • In others, the way the upper and lower jaws meet can cause teeth to look unsightly and lead to an incorrect bite. Orthodontic treatment may be able to correct this.
    • Full dentures are needed when there are no teeth left in the upper or lower jaw.
    • Ruminants also lack incisors in the upper jaw, and most lack canines in the upper jaw as well.
    1.2
    also: jaws plural
    the jaws of death
    las garras de la muerte
    to pluck o snatch victory from the jaws of defeat
    ganar cuando todo parece estar perdido
    1.3 (of tool)
    Example sentences
    • Cover the jaws of wrenches or vices with electrician's tape.
    • Finally, the bucking pipe is gripped by the mechanical jaws of a massive clamp.
    • Make sure the jaws of the wrench or pliers are snug in position before you manipulate the handle, to avoid slippage or scraped knuckles.
  • 2 (chat) [colloquial] [dated] (no plural) to have a jaw
    darle a la sinhueso [colloquial]
    cotorrear [colloquial]
    we had a jaw about old times
    estuvimos hablando de los viejos tiempos

intransitive verb

[colloquial] [dated]
  • 1 (talk) [pejorative]
    darle a la sinhueso [colloquial]
    cotorrear [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • Most evenings as I'm coming home from work, Steve is out in front of the store, jawing with anyone who'll give him a minute of his or her time, cussing up a storm, flirting with all the women, and exhorting everyone to go in and buy stuff.
    • I sit here jawing while Pavel enriches the world through his generous work.
    • Chesterton once observed that it was always perilous to talk politics with women because of the imminent danger that they would want to do something about it and not just go on jawing as men do.

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