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tooth

noun uk   /tuːθ/ (plural teeth) us  

tooth noun (MOUTH)

A1 [C] one of the hard, white objects in the mouth that are used for biting and chewing (= crushing food): a broken/missing tooth front/back teeth false teeth Brush/Clean your teeth thoroughly morning and night. I had to have a tooth out (US pulled) (= removed).
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tooth noun (POINT)

[C usually plural] any of the row of points that stick out from the edge of a tool or piece of equipment, such as a comb, saw, or zip

tooth noun (POWER)

teeth [plural] effective force or power: This committee can make recommendations but it has no real teeth.
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