Definition of “tooth” - English Dictionary

“tooth” in British English

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toothnoun

uk /tuːθ/ us /tuːθ/ plural teeth

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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  • Polly fell and knocked a chip out of her front tooth.
  • "Look, I've got a wobbly tooth, " said my little daughter, proudly.
  • These animals have razor-sharp teeth.
  • She has a small gap between her front teeth.
  • You should have your teeth checked by a dentist at least twice a year.

(Definition of “tooth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“tooth” in American English

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toothnoun [ C ]

us /tuθ/ plural teeth /tiθ/

any of the hard, white objects in the mouth that are used for biting and chewing food

(Definition of “tooth” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)