put one's teeth on edge

put one's teeth on edge
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  • set one's teeth on edge — phrasal also put one s teeth on edge 1. : to cause a disagreeable sensation in the teeth the fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children s teeth are set on edge Jer 31:29(Revised Standard Version) 2. : exasperate th …   Useful english dictionary

  • To set the teeth on edge — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set one's teeth — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • teeth — For no particularly good reason, one has a toothache, not a teethache, even if more than one tooth is hurting. One also refers to a toothbrush and to tooth marks, although the brush works on more than one tooth and marks result from the bite of… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • edge — edgeless, adj. /ej/, n., v., edged, edging. n. 1. a line or border at which a surface terminates: Grass grew along the edges of the road. The paper had deckle edges. 2. a brink or verge: the edge of a cliff; the edge of disaster. 3. any of the… …   Universalium

  • edge — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Extreme border Nouns 1. edge, verge, brink, brow, brim, curb, margin, limit, boundary, border, skirt, rim, flange, side; mouth, jaws, lip; frame, fringe, flounce, frill, trim[ming], edging, skirting, hem …   English dictionary for students

  • edge — [ej] n. [ME egge < OE ecg, akin to ON egg, Ger ecke, corner < IE base * ak , sharp: see ACID] 1. the thin, sharp, cutting part of a blade 2. the quality of being sharp or keen 3. the projecting ledge or brink, as of a cliff 4. the part… …   English World dictionary

  • To set one's cap for — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To set one's self against — Set Set (s[e^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Set}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Setting}.] [OE. setten, AS. setton; akin to OS. settian, OFries. setta, D. zetten, OHG. sezzen, G. setzen, Icel. setja, Sw. s[ a]tta, Dan. s?tte, Goth. satjan; causative from the root… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tooth — toothlike, adj. /toohth/, n., pl. teeth, v., toothed /toohtht, toohdhd/, toothing /tooh thing, dhing/. n. 1. (in most vertebrates) one of the hard bodies or processes usually attached in a row to each jaw, serving for the prehension and… …   Universalium

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