jawbone definition

  • noun:
    • A bone regarding the jaw, especially the bone tissue associated with the lower jaw.
    • The bone tissue of the lower jaw; the mandible.
    • the bones when you look at the lower or upper jaw.
    • The bone tissue of either jaw; a maxilla or a mandible.
    • Any bone regarding the jaws, as a maxillary or mandibular bone tissue; particularly, a bone of reduced jaw.
    • the jaw in vertebrates that's hinged to open up the lips
  • verb-transitive:
    • to try and influence or stress through strong persuasion, particularly to urge to comply voluntarily.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To urge voluntary conformity with official wishes or tips.
  • verb:
    • To talk persistently in persuasion of one or more visitors to cooperate.
    • to try and affect exclusively by chatting, as contrasted with threatening or inducing by various other means, e.g. legislation; esp. which will make public appeals in order to affect the behavior of entrepreneurs or work leaders; -- used especially of this President or other large federal government officials.
    • talk idly or casually plus in an amiable way

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