1. (anatomy) 
Becky suffered a fratured jawbone when she fell of her bike.Becky se fracturó la mandíbula al caerse de la bicicleta.
The bone they found has been identified as the jawbone of a saber-toothed tiger.El hueso que encontraron ha sido identificado como el maxilar de un tigre dientes de sable.
transitive verb
2. (colloquial) (to coerce) (United States) 
a. presionar 
Supermarkets jawbone suppliers who find themselves forced to accept lower prices for their products.Los supermercados presionan a sus proveedores quienes se ven obligados a aceptar precios más bajos por sus productos.
The government is trying to jawbone the central bank into raising interest rates.El gobierno está tratando de ejercer presión sobre el banco central para que aumente las tasas de interés.
1. (general) 
a. el maxilar inferior (M) 
jawbone [ˈdʒɔːbəʊn]
[of person] mandíbula (f); [of animal] quijada (f);
transitive verb
(US) presionar; ejercer presión sobre
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