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  ( jaws    plural  )
1       n-count   Your jaw is the lower part of your face below your mouth. The movement of your jaw is sometimes considered to express a particular emotion. For example, if your jaw drops, you are very surprised.  
usu sing, poss N  
He thought for a moment, stroking his well-defined jaw...     
2       n-count   A person's or animal's jaws are the two bones in their head which their teeth are attached to.  
...a forest rodent with powerful jaws.     
3       n-plural   If you talk about the jaws of something unpleasant such as death or hell, you are referring to a dangerous or unpleasant situation.  
N of n  
A family dog rescued a newborn boy from the jaws of death.     

Something that is jaw-dropping is extremely surprising, impressive, or shocking.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
INFORMAL, JOURNALISM      adj   (=amazing)  
One insider who has seen the report said it was pretty jaw-dropping stuff.     
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  



1    babble, chat, chatter, chew the fat or rag     (slang)   gossip, lecture, run off at the mouth     (slang)   spout, talk  
2    abuse, censure, criticize, revile, scold  
3    chat, chinwag     (Brit. informal)   conversation, gabfest     (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   gossip, natter, talk  

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