Meaning of TOOTH in English

TOOTH

noun

COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES

armed to the teeth (= carrying a lot of weapons )

Many of the gangs are armed to the teeth .

baby tooth

bared...teeth

The dog bared its teeth .

buck teeth

eye tooth

I’d give my eye teeth to be able to play the piano like that.

false teeth

false teeth/hair/eyelashes etc

lie through your teeth (= say something that is completely untrue )

milk tooth

sank...teeth

The dog sank its teeth into my arm.

set smile/teeth/jaw

‘Damn you,’ he said through set teeth.

tooth extracted

You’ll have to have that tooth extracted .

tooth fairy

tooth powder

tooth/dental decay

Eating too much sugar causes tooth decay.

wisdom tooth

COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS

■ ADJECTIVE

canine

Most primates, for example, use their canine teeth for fighting.

Using its long canine teeth , it can neatly nip fins or remove the eyes of its tankmates.

In an attempt to shake me off, his elbow smashed into my face, breaking my nose and a canine tooth .

clenched

The sharp hiss of an angry breath drawn through clenched teeth stopped him in his tracks.

Mention his name to these pre-war survivors and you hear a sound like soup sucked through clenched teeth .

With clenched teeth , keeping her head low and her eyes half-closed, she hugged the cliff-face and inched her way along.

Through clenched teeth he hoped so.

I walked through the dining-room, smiling, my head on one side, humming between clenched teeth .

The hill where the hare crouched with clenched teeth .

Barnett exhaled slowly through clenched teeth .

Dada stood on the steps in the cold, shaking hands, saying something pleasant through clenched teeth .

false

And she can't be the only young girl in the school with a full set of false teeth .

Should I have taken the false teeth ?

He rummaged the bed - another fright, his life was full of them - for his false teeth .

The officer was city-bred and educated, so that the false teeth appeared to him in a different light.

This is rather a trivial example: if teeth were the only problem, senescence could be cured by false teeth.

His lips were intensely smiling and his false teeth shone.

Talk of false teeth in this setting?

And indeed his mouth was empty; evidently he had removed his false teeth .

front

She popped a fragment of biscuit into her mouth and crunched it primly with her front teeth .

His four front teeth are through and two more in the upper jaw are pressing.

Once she fell and when he picked her up, her front tooth was broken.

One of his top front teeth is missing, and there are wide spaces between the others.

A few years ago he punched me and knocked my front teeth out.

Mr Hendricks ordered until Billy opened his mouth, revealing the black gap of a missing front tooth .

A raisin lodged unattractively between Heather's front teeth but I chose not to tell her about it.

Inman is thin, with a boyish face and a gap between his two front teeth .

gold

Grover smiled mysteriously, his gold tooth gleaming.

The taller man with the gold tooth asks Mundin, the only boy here, where his father is.

He has a big square head, shaven almost bald; lots of gold teeth .

The man with the gold tooth starts to laugh, cackle really.

The guy laughed, wide smile dotted with gold teeth .

gritted

She talks of her own upbringing in the Black Hills through gritted teeth .

Somehow, with gritted teeth , her soul in torment, she got through the day and the night that followed.

She'd thrown herself into it with gritted teeth , recklessly taking on more than she could handle.

I always get one of the class to do the cutting - often with gritted teeth !

Stop it, stop it! she instructed herself through gritted teeth .

They were kissing each other through gritted teeth , so the story went.

Calm down, she told herself, through gritted teeth .

isolated

The jaws were unrecognizable by this stage, and all the teeth were exposed as isolated teeth.

Most of these were isolated teeth , although the sample size for isolated teeth was small.

The results of the analysis in Table 3.9 show that several species have consistent deficits of isolated teeth in their prey assemblages.

All show the same pattern of generally high proportions of cranial and postcranial elements and low proportions of isolated teeth .

Table 3.9 Comparison of numbers of isolated teeth in pellet samples with numbers missing from mandibles and maxillae.

There remain to be considered the three species for which there is an apparent excess of isolated teeth .

long

A vast pink tongue was hanging out of the creature's mouth between a pair of the longest , sharpest teeth imaginable.

I opened my eyes and saw a set of long yellow teeth glowing right in front of my face.

The venom is injected by means of long , hollow teeth called fangs.

Using its long canine teeth , it can neatly nip fins or remove the eyes of its tankmates.

A real character, but getting a bit long in the tooth .

The huge jaws are fifteen feet long and spike-like teeth line the jaws, upper and lower.

Bigwig's eyes were closed and his lips pulled back from the long front teeth in a fixed snarl.

DataEase is a worthy contender, although it's a bit long in the tooth .

perfect

He'd admire his long, blond hair, his bright blue eyes and his perfect white teeth .

She smiled, showing a mouthful of perfect teeth .

Harold was flexing his muscles for the perfect balance, teeth bared, knife poised over his head.

Fifty or sixty perfect , pointed teeth gleamed between his parted lips.

And even in the young, the children at school, it was rare to see regular perfect teeth .

sharp

In its great jaws were dozens of sharp and curving teeth .

A vast pink tongue was hanging out of the creature's mouth between a pair of the longest, sharpest teeth imaginable.

Combat Bonus A charging war boar is a bad-tempered mound of bloody-minded muscle and bone with pointy tusks and sharp teeth .

My sharp teeth sink themselves into its nose.

They opened their mouths to show her sharp tongues and teeth , ready to bite, gobble her up.

Tom's work mostly involves checking for sharp teeth and rasping them smooth.

It has relatively large eyes and a small mouth, with small sharp teeth on both upper and lower jaws.

Unlike most dinosaurs it had sharp teeth with which it ate smaller creatures.

small

The male person who ordered the others around had a mouth full of small grey teeth .

Her nose was quite prominent, and her small , even teeth were serrated at the edges.

The two-lipped flower has two pairs of small teeth on the upper lip.

It was a dead seal with light tan fur, open eyes, and a set of small , even teeth .

It has relatively large eyes and a small mouth, with small sharp teeth on both upper and lower jaws.

The lettuce was cut up into slices and had a mustard with small teeth inside it.

Both have small , numerous teeth in their upper and lower jaws.

sweet

What, then, is a melancholic with a sweet tooth to do?

We have, we are told, a sweet tooth , and we're rather proud of it.

These people had a vicious sweet tooth .

Total abstinence from any sweeteners can cure a sweet tooth permanently - which is much better in the long term.

I also have a very sweet tooth .

Satisfy your sweet tooth with natural sugar - fructose - from fruit and berries.

Jake may not have many teeth yet but developing a sweet tooth now could lead to decay later.

white

His white teeth and brown oval eyes stood out in stark contrast against his dark tanned skin.

She'd reach out towards them both and put her hands on theirs, smiling with her very white teeth .

Fedallah Personal Description: Tall, swart, with one white tooth evilly protruding from his steel-like lips.

Then she opens her pretty red lips and smiles with pretty white teeth .

Hanging over the sidewalk was a wooden sign with a large white tooth painted on it.

There was a picture on the page which showed a black man with open eyes and bright white teeth .

A frond of endive approached his lips, hovered, was gripped firmly by admirably white teeth .

yellow

With their ragged appearance, long yellow teeth and simple intelligence, they rank quite low on the social register.

His yellow teeth gleamed in the abundant black of his full beard.

He had pointed features and protruding yellow teeth .

I opened my eyes and saw a set of long yellow teeth glowing right in front of my face.

He worked the snaffle between the p'tar's huge yellow teeth , then hauled to bring the animal out of the stall.

With his yellow teeth bared, he looked like a cornered man about to break and run.

He gave us a grin of yellow teeth .

Yes, it had a mouth full of teeth , yellow , shiny teeth.

■ NOUN

decay

But half the sugar in the drink came from the milk and was not thought to cause tooth decay .

Kleinberg says that fluoride, which is in most drinking water and toothpaste, protects against 30 percent of tooth decay .

In some parts of the country fluoride is added to the water to help prevent tooth decay .

Some toothpaste manufacturers force feed sweets to monkeys to study tooth decay .

The advice was not restricted to the prevention of tooth decay .

Urine was recommended as a mouthwash because its acidity was thought to prevent tooth decay !

The University of Florida researcher has come up with a brilliantly simple way to tackle tooth decay .

Professor Keen denied yesterday that natural sugars were a significant cause of tooth decay .

milk

More than half have dental decay in their milk teeth , and she believes that the problem is increasing.

In contrast, we evolved a system with a single tooth replacement, of milk teeth by adult teeth.

wisdom

And you don't get your wisdom teeth until you're eighteen, at least.

From the way Hanson set his elbows it looked as if it might be a wisdom tooth coming in.

And carrots which looked like impacted wisdom teeth crossed with a fantasy of Edgar Allan Poe's.

Of course, it was more than wisdom teeth they were going to be forced to cover.

The opportunity soon came in the form of James's impacted wisdom teeth .

■ VERB

arm

Bathore is armed to the teeth , from pistols to anti-tank guns looted from the government.

bare

He bared his teeth and snarled.

With his bared teeth and long, drawn face, Gao Ma looked just like his namesake, ma, the horse.

He went after Isaac just as the crouching figure opened its enormous mouth, baring pointed brownish teeth .

Spread throughout the pond, seven pale piles of limbs, bared teeth , faces curtained off by their hair.

And there was Elder Seth, baring his teeth as he pushed her face into the asphalt.

Chutra hooted, bared his teeth , scratched his ribs.

He bared his teeth in the kiss and he nipped at her mouth.

It may cringe away, or if cornered might bare its teeth unexpectedly.

brush

She brushed her teeth in the bathroom.

I go to the bathroom and brush my teeth .

To his horror Henry saw that as he had been brushing her teeth he had started to grip her neck, hard.

Get up. Brush your teeth , put on your jeans and go to the office.

Then I brushed my teeth thoroughly with my electric toothbrush.

Today you will get up, brush your teeth , eat breakfast, go to work.

Even little boy Isopo brushes his teeth .

chatter

Can't you hear her teeth chattering in the night?

She shivered and her teeth chattered .

My teeth are chattering like mad.

My teeth were chattering , and the juice from the pear was dripping over my red wool mittens.

My teeth were still chattering when the phone rang.

His teeth chattered as he stood in front of the table.

Doug's teeth begin to chatter .

Wyatt was there, too, and Cyril as well, their teeth chattering in shock.

clean

And evidence shows that women feel more inhibited by things like not having cleaned their teeth or feeling grubby.

Always make sure you clean your teeth properly, using a small-headed brush and only a pea-sized blob of toothpaste.

It was the water, the other reporters said, but she couldn't clean her teeth in beer.

How often do you clean your teeth , Miss Harland?

For the first time in her adult life, Polly went to bed without bathing or cleaning her teeth .

She looked like a virgin who cleaned her teeth after every meal and delighted to take great bites from rosy apples.

Back in the en suite bathroom, he briskly cleans his teeth and brushes his hair.

Only drink bottled water - check the seal hasn't been broken - and use it to clean your teeth .

clench

He clenched his teeth together but the first syllable forced itself around the corner of his mouth.

I clenched my teeth , wondering what to do now.

He clenched his teeth , pulled back his shoulders and began to stride up the road.

He covered his face, grasped at a stick, a flash of clenched teeth real close before a punch blinded him.

Jezrael clenched her teeth so hard against the torment that her jaws shuddered, but she didn't cry out.

I clenched my teeth and closed my eyes as the plane headed straight into very uncertain, very uncharted territory indeed.

The old man seems to be clenching his teeth .

cut

He cut his teeth at places like Claridges; the Carlton, Cannes.

There was considerable sniping from the Congress, particularly from the staffers who cut their eye teeth on Centralism principles.

The entrepreneurial owner cut his teeth on a Schweizer 300 which he still owns.

Sutton and Packford both cut their teeth on the old hot-metal newspaper production process.

She cut her sporting teeth in the marketing department at Sheffield Wednesday.

cutting

Not the most ceremonious release for a fresh faced coin still cutting its teeth .

Millennium, which is still cutting its teeth on Tucson stages, is boldly determined to present local audiences with challenging productions.

extract

Sampling for mammal fossils often involves the patient sieving of great quantities of sediment to extract the fossil teeth .

Two out of three dentists said they had extracted teeth that they might have filled before the contract was introduced.

Dentists had no financial incentive to extract teeth , he said.

fight

Opponents in Parliament, which has to vote on the measure, vowed to fight it tooth and nail.

He fought tooth and nail for 15 months before going to sleep one final night last week.

They fought tooth and nail through an initial series of leagues and finished in seven knockout matches.

I know we doctors have fought you tooth and nail.

Exceptionally, if a Bill is extremely controversial, the opposition may fight it tooth and nail even at this stage.

They fought tooth and nail to protect the solicitors' monopoly of conveyancing but eventually compromised by not objecting to licensed conveyancers.

Mia has hired a top firm of lawyers and will fight the move tooth and nail.

Legislation aimed at forcing the power firms to clean up their act is being fought tooth and nail by the polluters.

grind

In a nervous person, grinds teeth .

It fought back against his grinding teeth .

Terry ground his teeth in consternation.

For a while a man ground his teeth horribly, only feet away.

It's my husband Deardrie - he keeps me awake at night, grinding his teeth !

Mortally wounded, frothing at the mouth, grinding his teeth in pain, he chose the floor instead.

I ground my teeth as I watched her crawl back into the machinery.

His jaw ached and he realised that he was grinding his teeth , so he released the muscles and tried to relax.

grit

She gritted her teeth and made it to her room in spite of everything.

And a seizure makes you grit your teeth .

She wouldn't say anything, vowed Isabel, gritting her teeth against the agonising pain in her side.

He was gritting his teeth and was nauseated, and his eyes squinted in pain.

Rory gritted his teeth , pulled.

Sometimes the best you can do is grit your teeth and remind yourself that this will all seem funny some day.

He gritted his teeth like a cliff.

He gritted his teeth , angry at his tongue for having tripped him.

kick

Graham sitting there waiting for me to kick him in the teeth .

So they are all there, kicking our teeth in.

That regulator, James McKinnon, was knighted on 1 January and kicked in the teeth on 15 January.

If he had come begging and pleading, I would have laughed at him and kicked him in the teeth .

I couldn't kick him in the teeth after three years of good work and live with myself.

lie

Thou shalt not lie through thy teeth when in government. 12.

Even when he's lying through his teeth , he never comes off as unsympathetic.

He will lie through his teeth , saying anything he needs to get her into bed.

lose

Now they're losing their teeth .

She had lost too many teeth .

Those who have lost their teeth and wear dentures should still visit their dentist every six months.

His speech had altered as if he had lost his teeth .

My stomach muscles were up to it, but I didn't want to lose any more teeth .

I had lost two teeth , one eye was closed, and an ear torn.

He lost his teeth and taste buds.

nail

They fought tooth and nail to protect the solicitors' monopoly of conveyancing but eventually compromised by not objecting to licensed conveyancers.

He would also fight tooth and nail to keep her from the likes of Tommy Allen.

pick

Woolley picked his teeth with a matchstick.

He began to pick his teeth with a toothpick.

They were there at lunchtime and still there in the evening, just reading, picking their teeth , and watching.

There was a long pause while he picked his teeth and looked down into the seat of his chair.

He was picking his teeth with a match while some one on the phone talked his ear off.

Hands to muzzle, he delicately picked his teeth .

The man sawed very quickly with one hand and picked his teeth with the other hand.

Well, pop a mint, our friends, head for the hills, and pick your teeth with a mesquite twig.

pull

He worked the hot ember loose, leaving an empty socket like a pulled tooth .

You can pull his teeth , smash his kneecaps, hammer nails into him if you like.

But in fact the very first priority of a nuclear aggressor is to pull the teeth of his adversary.

If Sagramoso's lackeys had pulled out my teeth , though!

Our fathers wore out their backs at heavy, senseless labor, pulled their own teeth , lived with massive hemorrhoids.

After the statement, her lips pulled back over her teeth like a gorilla trying to smile.

Driving that home ought to be at least as much fun as pulling teeth .

set

At other times their self-evident frustration sets your teeth on edge.

She might set her teeth , burst into screams.

That set our teeth on edge and bring our goose pimples rising like porpoises after mackerel.

She set her teeth , top on bottom rows a calcium fortress.

He w as filing arrow heads, and the sound of the metal on the whetstone set Burun's teeth on edge.

Adam sprang up after her, and Ruth set her teeth and followed, slipping on the wet rock.

She set her teeth , then, half stooping, sprang towards the next stone.

On Joanna's instructions I set my teeth resolutely.

show

Especially with that smile of his, that smile that just showed his teeth .

He opened his eyes wide and showed his teeth .

And here was Captain jumping out of the back of the car, showing his shark's teeth in a welcoming snarl.

Because after the Anna Climbie case, the social services wanted to show it does have teeth .

She would wrinkle her nose, show all her teeth and give a little puff of a snort.

Perhaps I was showing too many teeth which could make me appear roguish and untrustworthy.

He smiled without showing his teeth , a rubbery lip-smile.

sink

I sat on the wheelbarrow and sank my teeth into a fresh loaf.

They lurk in databases and jump out to sink their teeth in the writer's ankle.

She gives a brief, cut-off little cry like a chirp as she comes, and sinks her teeth into my shoulder.

Last winter a judge put a vet away for thirty-five years for sinking his teeth into sweet, succulent coed flesh.

I grabbed it with my hand and sunk my teeth deep into it.

Give me something I can sink my teeth into.

The cat is transfixed by this appealing sight and pounces, sinking its teeth into the prey.

Forget about sinking your teeth into it; touch it with your tongue, and it evaporates.

smile

Mr Whistle smiled , teeth cutting his lips.

His lips were intensely smiling and his false teeth shone.

Giles was smiling , showing his teeth .

Miguelito looked across at her and smiled , the white teeth showing in the darkness, even without a spotlight.

When he smiled his upper teeth settled on his lower lip, and he discharged air between them.

He stood up when Alexandra came into the bar, held out his hand, smiled , showing beautiful teeth .

He smiled without showing his teeth , a rubbery lip-smile.

suck

He sucked his teeth for a minute.

But he just shook his head, sucked his teeth and shuffled out.

Denis whisked open the fridge and sucked on his teeth .

PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

a kick in the teeth

That is why the settlement of 4.4 percent. is rightly described as a kick in the teeth.

by the skin of your teeth

Jeff just got into college by the skin of his teeth.

The business is surviving, but only by the skin of its teeth.

The car broke down on the way to the airport and they just caught the plane by the skin of their teeth.

clean your teeth

Always make sure you clean your teeth properly, using a small-headed brush and only a pea-sized blob of toothpaste.

And evidence shows that women feel more inhibited by things like not having cleaned their teeth or feeling grubby.

Back in the en suite bathroom, he briskly cleans his teeth and brushes his hair.

For the first time in her adult life, Polly went to bed without bathing or cleaning her teeth.

How often do you clean your teeth, Miss Harland?

Only drink bottled water - check the seal hasn't been broken - and use it to clean your teeth.

She looked like a virgin who cleaned her teeth after every meal and delighted to take great bites from rosy apples.

clench your fists/teeth/jaw etc

He clenched his fists and remained where he was.

He clenched his fists even tighter.

He clenched his fists in frustration and annoyance.

He clenched his teeth together but the first syllable forced itself around the corner of his mouth.

He clenched his teeth, pulled back his shoulders and began to stride up the road.

I clenched my teeth, wondering what to do now.

Papa clenched his fists and lips in the dark wood.

cut your teeth (on sth)

He cut his teeth at places like Claridges; the Carlton, Cannes.

Sutton and Packford both cut their teeth on the old hot-metal newspaper production process.

The entrepreneurial owner cut his teeth on a Schweizer 300 which he still owns.

fight tooth and nail (for sth)/fight sth tooth and nail

get the bit between your teeth

gnash your teeth

An unlikely assassin was left-winger Jason Wilcox, a youth team star while Dalglish was still gnashing his teeth at Anfield.

But he has spent three or four years out in the darkness, gnashing his teeth.

Gacbler and his colleagues would often be stymied by some problem, gnashing their teeth and getting nowhere.

He kept baring and gnashing his teeth. 21.

He laid her on the kang, wailing and gnashing his teeth.

Their heads thrash about on the bloodied floor, gnashing their teeth and foaming at the mouth.

Then he threw up his hands and wailed and gnashed his teeth, for the world had already touched his father.

go through/over sth with a fine-tooth comb

grind your teeth

traffic problems that make us grind our teeth

For a while a man ground his teeth horribly, only feet away.

His jaw ached and he realised that he was grinding his teeth, so he released the muscles and tried to relax.

I ground my teeth as I watched her crawl back into the machinery.

It's my husband Deardrie - he keeps me awake at night, grinding his teeth!

Mortally wounded, frothing at the mouth, grinding his teeth in pain, he chose the floor instead.

She was grinding her teeth, until the taste of blood made her stop.

Small Dave ground his teeth and spat into the daylight.

Terry ground his teeth in consternation.

grit your teeth

I guess I'll have to just grit my teeth and wait for things to get better.

I was desperately unhappy in that job, but had to grit my teeth and stay smiling for the sake of my children.

Rescue workers here have little choice but to grit their teeth and get on with the grim task of recovering the bodies.

And a seizure makes you grit your teeth.

He gritted his teeth against the demand of his lungs to burst.

He gritted his teeth like a cliff.

I gritted my teeth and went to work.

Rory gritted his teeth, pulled.

She continued to grit her teeth in silence.

She would grit her teeth and take everything he threw at her - for the time being.

have a sweet tooth

Danny's always had a sweet tooth.

If you have a sweet tooth, it is much better to make them part of a meal.

kick sb in the teeth

Graham sitting there waiting for me to kick him in the teeth.

I couldn't kick him in the teeth after three years of good work and live with myself.

If he had come begging and pleading, I would have laughed at him and kicked him in the teeth.

kick sb's head/face/teeth in

But they would kick your head in if you spilt their pint just the same.

It goes with some people wanting to kick my head in.

Lou and Van burst into tears and Hamburglar kicks their heads in.

So they are all there, kicking our teeth in.

long in the tooth

Some of our vehicles are getting a bit long in the tooth.

A real character, but getting a bit long in the tooth.

Although they were solid and durable, the old machines were getting a bit long in the tooth.

DataEase is a worthy contender, although it's a bit long in the tooth.

It's worth the extra money Hewlett-Packard's DeskJet 840C looks, if anything, a little long in the tooth.

pick your teeth

Hands to muzzle, he delicately picked his teeth.

He began to pick his teeth with a toothpick.

He was picking his teeth with a match while some one on the phone talked his ear off.

The man sawed very quickly with one hand and picked his teeth with the other hand.

There was a long pause while he picked his teeth and looked down into the seat of his chair.

They were there at lunchtime and still there in the evening, just reading, picking their teeth, and watching.

Well, pop a mint, our friends, head for the hills, and pick your teeth with a mesquite twig.

Woolley picked his teeth with a matchstick.

sb would give their eye teeth for sth

sth is like pulling teeth

Getting the kids to do their homework was like pulling teeth.

the tooth fairy

EXAMPLES FROM OTHER ENTRIES

Brush your teeth twice a day.

EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS

Brush your teeth, put on your jeans and go to the office.

Even sociology, it turns out, can be red in tooth and claw.

He retrieved his birds, the globe, the teeth, a few books.

The chimpanzee then pulls out the grass stem and picks off the termites with its teeth, smacking its lips with pleasure.

Their immediate diagnosis was that the patient had swallowed her false teeth.

We were both the sort of people who just can't let go once they have got their teeth into something.

With clenched teeth, keeping her head low and her eyes half-closed, she hugged the cliff-face and inched her way along.

Longman DOCE5 Extras English vocabulary.      Дополнительный английский словарь Longman DOCE5.