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grind (one's) teeth

To feel anger and repress it. Don't just sit there, grinding your teeth—if you're mad at me, let's talk about it.
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grind your teeth

If someone grinds their teeth, they are angry about something, but do not express their anger. We journalists, who once were just like him, grind our teeth as we contemplate his success. Note: You can also talk about grinding of teeth, teeth-grinding, and tooth-grinding. There has been much grinding of teeth about what is seen by the government as the harshness of the European Community's decisions. When you are a little boy of nine, your father can seem like a hero one minute, only to cause you tooth-grinding embarrassment the next.
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And, like herbivores, omnivores have grinding teeth too.
Its skull can be distinguished from other mammals' by the large number of teeth--a total of 50 in an adult, including 10 upper and 8 lower incisors, large canine teeth, and a number of grinding teeth.
You women, of outraged eyes and grinding teeth, resemble birds whipping themselves against the walls of a room into which they have accidentally flown.
However, in the past few years, a number of large band saw manufacturers have changed over to grinding teeth.
Bierhoff, who replaced Jancker after 56 minutes, said: "Sitting on the bench isn't fun but one has to accept the decision, even with grinding teeth.
However, they do spread out the pressure exerted from the grinding teeth, which helps to protect the teeth.
It can help correct inclination of the neck, eyelid spasms, muscle tone in the head, neck and tongue, speech disorders, jaw spasms and grinding teeth.
Mouth locked, grinding teeth, lips broken, chapped, cut and cold.
8) functions for grinding cylindrical gear leading to any profile involute, 9) quality of executed teeth - at least 3 class external teeth and min 4 class teeth inside, 10) the possibility of grinding teeth hith,
Earclip PC is so sensitive that it can pick up minute facial expressions, be it the eyebrow movement, the tongue sticking of the mouth, grinding teeth or the wiggling of nose.
It would also be worth having your rabbit's teeth checked as problems with sharp edges on her grinding teeth can cause soft droppings.
He added: "I don't think he will get all the feeling back, but he's very adaptable and the main thing is that he still has full use of the important big grinding teeth at the back of his mouth.