tooth·​brush·​ing | \ ˈtüth-ˌbrə-shiŋ How to pronounce toothbrushing (audio) \

Definition of toothbrushing

: the action of using a toothbrush to clean teeth

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There’s also the famous toothbrushing scene from Bring It On, in which Grande and actor Matt Bennett stand in for Kirsten Dunst and Jesse Bradford, as well as a confrontation between some apparent East Compton Clovers and Rancho Carne Toros. Vogue, "Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” Music Video Is Shameless Millennial Pandering and We Couldn’t Be More Grateful for It," 30 Nov. 2018 But that's mostly a distraction, and the brush gives me about the same actual toothbrushing experience as the basic model. Rachel Z. Arndt, Popular Mechanics, "The Quest for the Best Electric Toothbrush," 13 Nov. 2017 The way Kim speaks to Kris about his toothbrushing is apparently a textbook example of one of the horsemen: Criticism. Jessica Bloom, The Cut, "I Think About This a Lot: Kim Kardashian Brushing Her Teeth," 21 May 2018 Red-flag scenes, like the toothbrushing moment, were included (and others even faked) to help Kim save a little face. Jessica Bloom, The Cut, "I Think About This a Lot: Kim Kardashian Brushing Her Teeth," 21 May 2018 That can allow plaque to remain and harden into tartar, which simple toothbrushing can’t remove. Lindsey Lanquist, SELF, "Do I Really Need to Brush My Teeth for 2 Minutes Twice a Day?," 13 Mar. 2018 The dog has given him a routine — three walks a day, grooming once a day, a toothbrushing every night. Matt Ormseth,, "Service Dogs Provide Lifeline For Disabled And Veterans," 10 July 2017 Everyday tasks like bathing, toothbrushing, and cooking have become difficult chores as the threat of lead poisoning and other maladies looms in the tap water. National Geographic, "Intimate Portraits of Flint Show Frustration, Fear, Perseverance," 9 Feb. 2016

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1920, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of toothbrushing was in 1920

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tooth·​brush·​ing | \ -ˌbrəsh-iŋ How to pronounce toothbrushing (audio) \

Medical Definition of toothbrushing

: the action of using a toothbrush to clean the teeth

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