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noun [countable] tooth pronunciation in British English /tuːθ/
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singulartooth
pluralteeth
  1. 1
    one of the hard white objects inside your mouth that you use for biting and for chewing food
    front/back teeth
    a loose/missing/broken tooth
    brush/clean your teeth: It’s important to brush your teeth at least twice a day.
    take out/fill a tooth: Two teeth needed filling and one had to be taken out.
    cut teeth (=start to get them): The baby’s cutting his top teeth.
    bare/show your teeth: The dog growled and bared its teeth.
  2. 3

    teeth

    [plural] the necessary power and authority to be effective or to make people obey you
    The new regulations give the planning committees more teeth.

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