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  1. plural of tooth.

Other words from teeth

  • teethless, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for teeth


/ (tiːθ) /

  1. the plural of tooth

  2. the most violent part: the teeth of the gale

  1. the power to produce a desired effect: that law has no teeth

  2. by the skin of one's teeth See skin (def. 14)

  3. get one's teeth into to become engrossed in

  4. in the teeth of in direct opposition to; against: in the teeth of violent criticism he went ahead with his plan

  5. show one's teeth to threaten, esp in a defensive manner

  6. to the teeth to the greatest possible degree: armed to the teeth

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Other Idioms and Phrases with teeth


see armed to the teeth; bare one's teeth; by the skin of one's teeth; cut one's teeth on; fed to the gills (teeth); fly in the face (teeth) of; give one's eyeteeth; gnash one's teeth; grit one's teeth; in the teeth of; kick in the pants (teeth); lie through one's teeth; like pulling teeth; scarce as hen's teeth; set one's teeth on edge; sink one's teeth into; to the teeth. Also see under tooth.

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