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set one's teeth on edge

Definition of set one's teeth on edge

of a sound, taste, etc.

  1. :  to make someone's body feel tense or uncomfortable <That awful squeaking is enough to set my teeth on edge!>



Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause to sit :  place in or on a seat

    :  to put (a fowl) on eggs to hatch them

    :  to put (eggs) for hatching under a fowl or into an incubator

  1. :  the act or action of setting

    :  the condition of being set

    :  a number of things of the same kind that belong or are used together

  1. :  intent, determined

    :  intentional, premeditated

    :  fixed by authority or appointment :  prescribed, specified

teeth
  1. : plural of tooth

edgeplay
  1. :  the cutting side of a blade

    :  the sharpness of a blade

    :  force, effectiveness

  1. :  to give an edge to

    :  to be on an edge of

    :  to move or force gradually


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