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  1. tooth

    • IPA[tuːθ]

    英式

    • n.
      each of a set of hard, bony enamel-coated structures in the jaws of most vertebrates, used for biting and chewing;each of a number of hard, pointed structures in or around the mouth of some invertebrates, functioning in the physical breakdown of food.
    • noun: tooth, plural noun: teeth

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    名詞

    • 1. each of a set of hard, bony enamel-coated structures in the jaws of most vertebrates, used for biting and chewing he clenched his teeth tooth decay 同義詞 fang, denticulation, tusk, denticle, dentition, ... 更多
    • each of a number of hard, pointed structures in or around the mouth of some invertebrates, functioning in the physical breakdown of food.
    • genuine power or effectiveness of an organization or in a law or agreement the Charter would be fine if it had teeth and could be enforced
    • used in curses or exclamations Hell's teeth!
    • 2. a projecting part on a tool or other instrument, especially one of a series that function or engage together, such as a cog on a gearwheel or a point on a saw. 同義詞 prong, point, tine, cog, ratchet, ... 更多
    • a projecting part on an animal or plant, especially one of a jagged or dentate row on the margin of a leaf or shell.
    • 3. an appetite or liking for a particular thing what a tooth for fruit a monkey has!
    • 4. roughness given to a surface to allow colour or glue to adhere the paper used in copying machines is good as it has tooth and takes ink well