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gnash your teeth

to bring your teeth forcefully together when you are angry: The monster roared and gnashed its teeth. humorous to complain angrily and noisily about something: The villagers gnashed their teeth about the council's decision to build a car park.
Translations of “gnash your teeth”
in Chinese (Traditional) (氣得)咬牙切齒, 抱怨, 發牢騷…
in Chinese (Simplified) (气得)咬牙切齿, 抱怨, 发牢骚…
(Definition of gnash your teeth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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