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Adjective: jawed  jod
  1. Of animals having jaws of a specified type
Verb: jaw  jo
  1. Talk socially without exchanging too much information
    "the men were sitting in the cafe and jawing";
    - chew the fat, shoot the breeze [N. Amer], chat, confabulate, confab, chitchat, chit-chat, chatter, chaffer, natter, gossip, claver [UK, dialect], visit, gas, gab
     
  2. Talk incessantly and tiresomely
    - yack, yack away, rattle on, yap away, yak
     
  3. Chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth
    "He jawed his bubble gum";
    - chew, masticate, manducate
     
  4. Censure severely or angrily
    - call on the carpet [US], take to task, rebuke, rag, trounce, reproof, lecture, reprimand, dress down, call down, scold, chide, berate, bawl out, remonstrate, chew out [N. Amer], chew up [N. Amer], have words, lambaste, lambast, ream [N. Amer]

See also: long-jawed, square-jawed

Type of: converse, criticise [Brit], criticize, damn, discourse, grate, grind, knock, mouth, pick apart, speak, talk, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize

Antonym: jawless

Encyclopedia: Jawed

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