tooth


tooth
noun
1 individual tooth
ADJECTIVE
broken, chipped, missing
bad, decayed, rotten
loose
capped, gold
canine, eye (AmE)
wisdom
VERB + TOOTH
extract, pull out, remove
have out

I've just had a tooth out at the dentist's.

knock out
lose

I lost three teeth in the fight.

break
fill
cut

The baby's crying because he's cutting a new tooth (= a new one is coming through).

a reporter who cut her teeth working in Soweto (figurative)

TOOTH + VERB
be through, come through

Billy's first tooth is now through.

fall out
ache
TOOTH + NOUN
decay, loss
abscess
enamel
fairy

Does the tooth fairy really exist?

2 teeth set of teeth
ADJECTIVE
big, huge
gappy (BrE)

She wore a brace to correct her gappy teeth.

buck, prominent

I used to be self-conscious of my prominent teeth.

even, straight
crooked, jagged (often figurative), misshapen, pointy (informal)

Her smile showed crooked teeth.

Skyscrapers rose like jagged teeth.

a vampire with pointy teeth

good, healthy, pearl-white, pearly, perfect, strong, white
yellow
false
needle-sharp, razor-sharp, sharp

Mink have razor-sharp teeth.

clenched, gritted

Alan hissed from behind his clenched teeth.

back, front
bottom, top
baby, milk (BrE)

I still have one of my baby teeth.

adult
real
permanent
VERB + TEETH
have
brush, clean
rot

Sugar rots your teeth.

bare, reveal, show

The dog bared its teeth at us and growled.

The man smiled, revealing perfect white teeth.

clamp, clench, grit

He broke off what he was saying, clamping his teeth together.

She answered through clenched teeth (= opening her mouth only a little because of anger).

clamp sth between, clamp sth in

His pipe was firmly clamped between his teeth.

gnash, grind
sink

The cat sank its teeth into his finger.

TEETH + VERB
bite sb/sth, sink into sb/sth, snap together
chatter

Their teeth were chattering with cold.

flash, gleam, glint, shine

Her teeth flashed as she smiled.

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PREPOSITION
against the/your tooth

He clattered the spoon against his teeth as he ate.

between the/your tooth

She answered the phone with a cigarette between her teeth.

in the/your tooth

The cat came in with a mouse in its teeth.

through the/your tooth

‘Come here now!’ she growled through her teeth.


Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Tooth — (t[=oo]th), n.; pl. {Teeth} (t[=e]th). [OE. toth,tooth, AS. t[=o][eth]; akin to OFries. t[=o]th, OS. & D. tand, OHG. zang, zan, G. zahn, Icel. t[ o]nn, Sw. & Dan. tand, Goth. tumpus, Lith. dantis, W. dant, L. dens, dentis, Gr. odoy s, odo ntos,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tooth — tooth; tooth·er; tooth·ful; tooth·i·ly; tooth·ing; tooth·less; tooth·let; tooth·pick·er; tooth·some; tooth·some·ly; tooth·some·ness; un·tooth; tooth·less·ly; tooth·less·ness; …   English syllables

  • tooth — W2S2 [tu:θ] n plural teeth [ti:θ] ↑ear, ↑nose, ↑tooth, ↑eye ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in mouth)¦ 2¦(on a tool etc)¦ 3¦(power)¦ 4 fight tooth and nail 5 get your teeth into something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tooth — [to͞oth; ] for v., also [ to͞oth] n. pl. teeth [tēth] [ME < OE toth (< * tanth), akin to Ger zahn < IE * edont (< base * ed , to eat) > L dens (gen. dentis), Gr odous (gen. odontos)] 1. a) any of a set of hard, bonelike structures… …   English World dictionary

  • tooth — [ tuθ ] (plural teeth [ tiθ ] ) noun count *** 1. ) any of the hard white objects inside your mouth that you use for biting and for CHEWING food: front/back teeth a loose/missing/broken tooth brush/clean your teeth: It s important to brush your… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Tooth — Tooth, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Toothed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Toothing}.] 1. To furnish with teeth. [1913 Webster] The twin cards toothed with glittering wire. Wordsworth. [1913 Webster] 2. To indent; to jag; as, to tooth a saw. [1913 Webster] 3. To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tooth´i|ly — tooth|y «TOO thee», adjective, tooth|i|er, tooth|i|est. 1. showing many teeth prominently: »a toothy smile. 2. having teeth. –tooth´i|ly …   Useful english dictionary

  • tooth|y — «TOO thee», adjective, tooth|i|er, tooth|i|est. 1. showing many teeth prominently: »a toothy smile. 2. having teeth. –tooth´i|ly …   Useful english dictionary

  • tooth — (n.) O.E. toð (plural teð), from P.Gmc. *tanth, *tunth (Cf. O.S., Dan., Swed., Du. tand, O.N. tönn, O.Fris. toth, O.H.G. zand, Ger. Zahn, Goth. tunþus), from PIE *dont /*dent tooth (Cf. Skt. danta, Gk. odontos …   Etymology dictionary

  • tooth — ► NOUN (pl. teeth) 1) each of a set of hard, bony enamel coated structures in the jaws, used for biting and chewing. 2) a projecting part, especially a cog on a gearwheel or a point on a saw or comb. 3) (teeth) genuine force or effectiveness. ●… …   English terms dictionary

  • Tooth — Tooth. См. Зубец. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов


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