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Definition of "jawed" []

  • Having a jaw or jaws, especially of a specified kind. Often used in combination: slack-jawed; the jawed fishes. (adjective)
  • Having a jaw as specified (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

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Use "jawed" in a sentence
  • "The four passengers with me "jawed" me quite enough to "extract" the patience of an ancient Job for having treated government property to a watery burial in Red river."
  • "Men began to say that he 'jawed' too much and would not let them go to bed, little knowing how he used to try to prolong a conversation so that he might not be left alone with a horrible fear always ready to pounce upon him when night fell, and when only the thud of the engines playing some maddening tune broke the silence."
  • "A girl of his own class would have flashed at him, probably would have "jawed" him."