cut a tooth

Definition of cut a tooth

of a baby
:to have a tooth begin to come through the gums
  • Their baby daughter cut her first tooth yesterday.

Word by Word Definitions

cut play
  1. : to penetrate with or as if with an edged instrument

  2. : to hurt the feelings of

  3. : to strike sharply with a cutting effect

  1. : a product of cutting: such as

  2. : an opening made with an edged instrument

  3. : a wound made by something sharp : gash

  1. : marked by a well-developed and highly defined musculature

tooth play
  1. : one of the hard bony appendages that are borne on the jaws or in many of the lower vertebrates on other bones in the walls of the mouth or pharynx and serve especially for the prehension and mastication of food and as weapons of offense and defense

  2. : any of various usually hard and sharp processes especially about the mouth of an invertebrate

  3. : a projection resembling or suggesting the tooth of an animal in shape, arrangement, or action : such as


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