jaws
plural noun
1. (anatomy) 
The goat managed to escape from the jaws of the crocodile.La cabra logró escaparse de las fauces del cocodrilo.
2. (figurative) (opening) 
a. la boca (F) 
The train disappeared into the jaws of the tunnel.El tren entró en la boca del túnel y desapareció.
jaw
noun
3. (anatomy) 
He had a firm jaw and an aquiline nose.Tenía mandíbula firme y nariz aguileña.
These dolphins have around 30 pairs of teeth in each jaw.Estos delfines tienen alrededor de 30 pares de dientes en cada quijada.
4. (tool) 
The jaws are designed to hold flat or round objects.Las mordazas están diseñadas para sujetar objetos planos o redondos.
5. (colloquial) (talk) 
a. no direct translation 
Let's go and have a jaw over some dinner.Vamos a charlar mientras cenamos.
These committee meetings are just endless jaw.Esas reuniones del comité no son más que cháchara interminable.
intransitive verb
6. (colloquial) (old-fashioned) (to talk) 
a. charlar 
Those two would sit and jaw for hours.Esos dos se sentaban a charlar durante horas.
jaw
Noun
1. (general) 
a. la mandíbula (F) 
jawsfauces fpl
the jaws of deathlas garras de la muerte
intransitive verb
2. (colloquial) 
a. charlar (chat) 
b. platicar () 
jaw [dʒɔː]
noun
1 (Anat) [of person] mandíbula (f); [of animal] quijada (f)
2 jaws [of animal] fauces (f); (Téc) [of vice] mordaza (f); [of channel] boca (f); embocadura (f)
the jaws of death las garras de la muerte
3 (chat) cháchara (f)
we had a good old jaw charlamos largo y tendido; it's just a lot of jaw mucho ruido y pocas nueces; hold your jaw! ¡cállate la boca!
transitive verb
soltar el rollo a (informal)
intransitive verb
charlar
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