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English definition of “tooth”

tooth

noun [C]
 
 
/tuːθ/ (plural teeth)
MOUTH A1 one of the hard, white objects in your mouth that you use for biting and crushing food: You should brush your teeth twice a day.DentistryThe teethProblems with bones, joints and teethThe teethDentistryProblems with bones, joints and teeth
TOOL one of the row of metal or plastic points that stick out from a tool such as a comb (= thing used to make your hair tidy), or saw (= thing used to cut wood) ToolsGardening tools
→ See also a kick in the teeth, do sth by the skin of your teeth, wisdom tooth, grit your teeth
(Definition of tooth from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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