Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “in the teeth of sth”

See all translations

in the teeth of sth

If something happens or is done in the teeth of difficulties, the difficulties cause problems but do not stop it: The road was built in the teeth of fierce opposition from the public.
Translations of “in the teeth of sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 違抗, 不顧…
in Chinese (Simplified) 违抗, 不顾…
(Definition of in the teeth of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

piglet

a baby pig

Word of the Day

The way we move (Verbs for walking and running)

by Kate Woodford,
March 25, 2015
​​​ This week we’re looking at interesting ways to describe the way that people move. Most of the verbs that we’ll be considering describe how fast or slow people move. Others describe the attitude or state of mind of the person walking or running. Some describe both. Starting with verbs for walking slowly,

Read More 

stackin’ p

March 30, 2015
idiom slang earning a lot of money ‘That’s a very generous present.”Yeah, well, she’s stackin’ p, innit?’

Read More