Translation of "tooth" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /tuːθ/ us /tuθ/ plural teeth /tiːθ/ /tiθ/

A1 one of the hard, white things in your mouth that you use for biting

You should brush / your teeth twice a day.
fight tooth and nail

to try very hard to get something you want

luchar encarnizadamente
We fought tooth and nail to get the route of the new road changed.

(Translation of “tooth” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /tuːθ/ (plural teeth /tiːθ/)

any of the hard, bone-like objects that grow in the mouth and are used for biting and chewing

He has had a tooth out at the dentist’s.

something that looks or acts like a tooth

the teeth of a comb/saw.
teethe /tiːð/ verb

(of a baby) to grow one’s first teeth

salir los dientes
He cries a lot because he’s teething.
toothed adjective

having teeth

a toothed wheel.
toothless adjective

without teeth

a toothless old woman.
toothy adjective

showing a lot of teeth

a toothy grin.
toothache noun

( medical) a pain in a tooth

dolor de dientes/muelas
He has / is suffering from toothache.
toothbrush noun

a brush for cleaning the teeth.

cepillo de dientes
toothpaste noun

a kind of paste used to clean the teeth

pasta de dientes, dentrífico
a tube of toothpaste.
toothpick noun

a small piece of wood, plastic etc for picking out food etc from between the teeth.

palillo de dientes
be/get etc long in the tooth

(of a person or animal) to be, become etc, old

hacerse viejo
I’m getting a bit long in the tooth to climb mountains.
a fine-tooth comb noun

a comb with the teeth set close together, for removing lice, dirt etc from hair etc.

peine fino
a sweet tooth noun

a liking for sweet food

ser goloso
My friend has a sweet tooth.
tooth and nail

fiercely and with all one’s strength

con uñas y dientes
They fought tooth and nail.

(Translation of “tooth” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)