Translation of tooth in Spanish:
noun plural teeth
- 1.1(of person, animal)(molar)front teethback teethdientes (masculine plural) de adelantepalas or paletas (feminine plural) [colloquial]incisivos (masculine plural) [technical]to clean o brush one's teethmuelas (feminine plural)I had a tooth pulled o (British English) outlavarse or cepillarse los dientesin the teeth of somethingthe reforms were made in the teeth of fierce oppositionme sacaron una muela/un dientewe climbed the hill in the teeth of the windlas reformas se llevaron a cabo a pesar de la fuerte oposiciónto be armed to the teethescalamos la montaña con el viento en contrato be fed up to the back teeth with something [colloquial]estar armado hasta los dientesto be long in the toothestar hasta la coronilla or hasta las narices de algo [colloquial]to be sick to the teeth (of something) [colloquial] to cut one's teeththe baby is cutting his teethser entrado en añosthe translators cut their teeth on simple documentsal niño le están saliendo los dientesel niño está echando or (River Plate area) cortando los dientesto fight tooth and nail they will resist any form of change tooth and naillos traductores adquieren experiencia empezando con documentos sencillosto get one's teeth into something [colloquial] to grit one's teethse van a resistir enérgicamente a cualquier tipo de cambioaguantarse(lit)to have a sweet toothapretar los dientesto have teethfor this law to have teethser golosothe regulatory bodies have no teethpara que esta ley sea de verdad efectivato kick somebody in the teeth, to give somebody a kick in the teethlos organismos reguladores no tienen verdadero poderlosing the election was a real kick in the teeth for himhumillar a alguiento lie through one's teethperder la elección fue una gran humillación para élto put o set somebody's teeth on edgementir descaradamentementir con toda la barba or (Mexico) con todos los dientesthe noise put o set my teeth on edgedarle dentera a alguiendestemplarle los dientes a alguien (Latin America)erizar a alguien (South America)(before noun) tooth decayel ruido me dio denterael ruido me destempló los dientes (Latin America) or (South America) me erizócaries (feminine) dentalExample sentences1.2
(of zip, saw, gear)Example sentences
- The pain is aggravated by eating, gum chewing, teeth clenching, or yawning.
- Dental caries occur when bacteria destroy the enamel surface of the tooth and cause decay.
- Some malocclusions cannot be treated successfully without removing permanent teeth, though tooth removal is contraindicated in other situations.
- Desargues proposed cycloidal teeth for gear wheels in the 1630's.
- A toothed rack rail is laid in the middle of the track on the slopes and the pinions attached to the engine engage with the teeth of the rack bars and enable the engine to pull itself and its load up.
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