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lockjaw

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
lockjawlock‧jaw /ˈlɒkdʒɔː $ ˈlɑːkdʒɒː/ noun [uncountable] informal 🔊 🔊 MItetanus
Examples from the Corpus
lockjawHe's trying so hard to force his teeth through that wodge of food he's in danger of developing lockjaw.They haven't stopped smiling for at least two decades, which suggests an extremely bad case of lockjaw.
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