[ noun ] (anatomy,zoology) the part of the skull of a vertebrate that frames the mouth and holds the teeth
Used in print(Christopher Davis, First Family....)
His face was fuller ; his lips and the usually sharp lines of his jaw had become swollen looking .(Robert Penn Warren, Wilderness....)
Once covertly looking at Simms_Purdew , the only man in the world whom he hated , he had seen the heavy , slack , bestubbled jaw open and close to emit the cruel , obscene banter , and had seen the pale blue eyes go watery with whisky and merriment , and suddenly he was not seeing the face of that vile creature .(Frieda Arkin, "The Light of the Sea," in The...)
She swung her eyes up to the blue of the window , her jaws gently mashing the bitter beans .
[ verb ] talk socially without exchanging too much information
"the men were sitting in the cafe and shooting the breeze"
[ verb ] censure severely or angrily
"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" "check" is archaic