bare (one's) teeth

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bare (one's) teeth

To display an angry, violent, and/or threatening reaction to or against something or someone, as does a dog or wolf when threatened. I will bare my teeth to anyone who tries to take away my land. We seemed to be getting along just fine, but she suddenly bared her teeth when I brought up religion.
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But he insists will not become 'Captain Grumpy' like Michael Clarke did Down Under and bare his teeth in the middle.
But he was still alert and when RSPCA animal collection officer Simon Dix approached he started to bare his teeth.
But he was still alert and started to bare his teeth when RSPCA animal collection officer Simon Dix approached.
Moyes, for one, is convinced Neville would bare his teeth should the need ever arise.
JENSON Button is ready to bare his teeth in an effort to retain his Formula One world title after revelling in the role of underdog.
Moyes, however, wants the England international to bare his teeth in Everton's final fixtures against Arsenal on Sunday and Newcastle and start showing the ruthless streak which brought six goals in his first seven appearances.
Labour may have been happy for him to bare his teeth when needed but over the years he has shown that beneath the political bluster there is a keen analytical mind that gets to the heart of problems and can put forward positive proposals for change.
Never should you allow him to bare his teeth at you, delivering a stern "no" as an immediate reprimand.
Watching Biden roll back his lips and bare his teeth while screaming ``a plan'' over and over again at Rice - and Boxer with her cutting, vicious mouth - told America that they feel they enhance their stature with the Democratic Party for the next election.
JOHN DUNLOP'S progressive Newbury scorer Let The Lion Roar could bare his teeth again in Thursday's Chester Vase, writes
Only then does he begin to chew, pausing occasionally to take a drink of water, play with the metal gizmos clipped to his cage, or bare his teeth in a mild threat to the strangers who today showed up with the chow.
Nonetheless, the Liverpool forward is back from his ban and ready to bare his teeth on the Premier League once again.
Benitez was right to bare his teeth after recent displays The Leverkusen game is set up to be a cracker.
I'm almost expecting him to walk through the door and bare his teeth.