get one's teeth into

Definition of get one's teeth into

  1. :  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 get his teeth into.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to gain possession of

    :  to receive as a return :  earn

    :  to obtain by concession or entreaty

  1. :  something begotten:

    :  offspring

    :  the entire progeny of a male animal

  1. :  a document of release from obligation in Jewish law

    :  a bill of divorce

    :  a religious divorce by Jewish law

teeth
  1. : plural oftooth


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