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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.
Translations of “tooth”
in Korean 치아, 이…
in Arabic سِنّ…
in French dent…
in Turkish diş, tarak/testere vb. dişi…
in Italian dente…
in Chinese (Traditional) 嘴巴, 牙,牙齒…
in Russian зуб, зубец…
in Polish ząb…
in Spanish diente…
in Portuguese dente…
in German der Zahn…
in Catalan dent…
in Japanese 歯…
in Chinese (Simplified) 嘴巴, 牙,牙齿…
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