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sink one's teeth into

Definition of sink one's teeth into

  1. 1 :  to bite (something) <She sank her teeth into the apple.>

  2. 2 chiefly US :  to become fully involved in (something, such as a new activity) :  to do or deal with (something) with a lot of energy, interest, etc. <He finally has a project he can sink his teeth into.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to go to the bottom :  submerge

    :  to become partly buried (as in mud)

    :  to become engulfed

  1. :  a pool or pit for the deposit of waste or sewage :  cesspool

    :  a ditch or tunnel for carrying off sewage :  sewer

    :  a stationary basin connected with a drain and usually a water supply for washing and drainage

  1. : plural of tooth

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of, relating to, or near a shore

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