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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The process involves physically connecting the 50 hand-held electronic devices to a computer, one device at a time, and manually reviewing each report and comparing it with the database to see if there are any discrepancies with the printed reports and envelopes with bear teeth extracted at the site.
The ODFW has been collecting bear teeth on a voluntary basis for several years, but participation rates were too low to provide a scientifically valid sample size.
Investigations continue and researchers are trying to trace other objects recorded from the site, including two bear teeth perforated for use as pendants which were last reported in private hands in the 1950s.
They possibly migrated here from other parts of Europe, such as France and Belgium, where decorated bear teeth have also been found.
And they would probably have brought the decorated horse's jaw and bear teeth with them from their homeland, to their new life, to pass on through the generations, a bit like a grandmother's scarf.
Bear teeth and claws were tied on just below the base of the point.
Five cave bear teeth from three sediment layers at the site were dated by a technique known as electron spin resonance.
I scratch you, bite your lips, your face, then you cry out, and I open and close my hands around a row of bear teeth.