Eyeteeth
Eyetooth Eye"tooth ([imac]"t[=oo]th`), n.; pl. {Eyeteeth} ([imac]"t[=e]th`) (Anat.) A canine tooth of the upper jaw. See {Teeth}. [1913 Webster]

{To cut one's eyeteeth}, to become acute or knowing. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • eyeteeth — n. to cut one s eyeteeth on smt. ( to become knowledgeable while doing smt. ) * * * to cut one s eyeteeth on smt. ( to become knowledgeable while doing smt. ) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • eyeteeth — eye·tooth || aɪ‚tuːθ n. pointed tooth located in the upper jaw approximately under the eye …   English contemporary dictionary

  • To cut one's eyeteeth — Eyetooth Eye tooth ([imac] t[=oo]th ), n.; pl. {Eyeteeth} ([imac] t[=e]th ) (Anat.) A canine tooth of the upper jaw. See {Teeth}. [1913 Webster] {To cut one s eyeteeth}, to become acute or knowing. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • give (your) eyeteeth for (something) — to want to have or do something very much. Right now I d give my eyeteeth for a chocolate ice cream soda! …   New idioms dictionary

  • give one's eyeteeth for — (or to be) do anything in order to have or be something I d give my eyeteeth for a lover …   Useful english dictionary

  • To have cut one's eyeteeth — Cut Cut (k[u^]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Cut}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Cutting}.] [OE. cutten, kitten, ketten; prob. of Celtic origin; cf. W. cwtau to shorten, curtail, dock, cwta bobtailed, cwt tail, skirt, Gael. cutaich to shorten, curtail, dock, cutach …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cut one's eyeteeth on — See: CUT TEETH(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut one's eyeteeth on — See: CUT TEETH(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • cut\ one's\ eyeteeth\ on — See: cut teeth(2) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • cut one's eyeteeth — phrasal or cut one s wisdom teeth : to acquire wisdom or sophistication …   Useful english dictionary

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