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Meaning of “gnash your teeth” in the English Dictionary

"gnash your teeth" in British English

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gnash your teeth

to ​bringyourteethforcefully together when you are ​angry: The ​monsterroared and gnashed ​itsteeth. humorous to ​complainangrily and ​noisily about something: New Yorkers gnashed ​theirteeth about the governor's ​decision to ​raisepropertytaxes.
(Definition of gnash your teeth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"gnash your teeth" in American English

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gnash your teeth

to show that you are ​angry or ​annoyed about something ​bad that you can do nothing to ​stop: Petersen is gnashing his ​teeth over his ​inability to ​prove his ​innocence.
(Definition of gnash your teeth from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “gnash your teeth”
in Chinese (Simplified) (气得)咬牙切齿, 抱怨, 发牢骚…
in Chinese (Traditional) (氣得)咬牙切齒, 抱怨, 發牢騷…
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