Synonyms for jaw

Synonyms for (noun) jaw

Synonyms: jaw

Definition: holding device consisting of one or both of the opposing parts of a tool that close to hold an object

Similar words: holding device

Definition: a device for holding something


Synonyms: jaw

Definition: the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth

Similar words: os, bone

Definition: rigid connective tissue that makes up the skeleton of vertebrates


Synonyms: jaw

Definition: the bones of the skull that frame the mouth and serve to open it; the bones that hold the teeth

Similar words: feature, lineament

Definition: the characteristic parts of a person's face: eyes and nose and mouth and chin

Usage: an expression of pleasure crossed his features; his lineaments were very regular

Synonyms for (verb) jaw

Synonyms: call down, call on the carpet, chew out, chew up, chide, remonstrate, reprimand, reproof, rag, rebuke, scold, dress down, take to task, trounce, have words, lambast, lambaste, lecture, jaw, berate, bawl out

Definition: censure severely or angrily

Usage: The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car; The deputy ragged the Prime Minister; The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup

Similar words: criticise, criticize, pick apart, knock

Definition: find fault with; express criticism of; point out real or perceived flaws

Usage: The paper criticized the new movie; Don't knock the food--it's free


Synonyms: rattle on, jaw, yack, yack away, yap away

Definition: talk incessantly and tiresomely

Similar words: speak, verbalise, verbalize, utter, mouth, talk

Definition: express in speech

Usage: She talks a lot of nonsense; This depressed patient does not verbalize


Synonyms: visit, jaw, gossip, natter, chaffer, chat, chatter, chew the fat, chit-chat, chitchat, claver, shoot the breeze, confab, confabulate

Definition: talk socially without exchanging too much information

Usage: the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze

Similar words: discourse, converse

Definition: carry on a conversation


Synonyms: chew, jaw, manducate, masticate

Definition: chew (food); to bite and grind with the teeth

Usage: He jawed his bubble gum; Chew your food and don't swallow it!; The cows were masticating the grass

Similar words: grate, grind

Definition: make a grating or grinding sound by rubbing together

Usage: grate one's teeth in anger