from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bone of the jaw, especially the bone of the lower jaw.
- transitive v. To try to influence or pressure through strong persuasion, especially to urge to comply voluntarily.
- intransitive v. To urge voluntary compliance with official wishes or guidelines.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The bone of the lower jaw; the mandible.
- n. Any of the bones in the lower or upper jaw.
- v. To talk persistently in persuasion of one or more people to cooperate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The bone of either jaw; a maxilla or a mandible.
- v. To attempt to influence solely by talking, as contrasted with threatening or inducing by other means, e.g. legislation; esp. to make public appeals in order to influence the behavior of businessmen or labor leaders; -- used especially of the President or other high government officials.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Any bone of the jaws, as a maxillary or mandibular bone; especially, a bone of the lower jaw.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. talk idly or casually and in a friendly way
- n. the jaw in vertebrates that is hinged to open the mouth
jaw + bone (Wiktionary)