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tongue-tied

1. mod. unable to speak from fear or confusion. (Standard English.) Why do you get tongue-tied in front of a crowd?
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. He was tongue-tied and couldn’t stand up.
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Murphy suspects tongue-tie, he said he lays the baby on its back on an examining table with the shoulders slightly elevated on a blanket.
It is this author's experience that in many instances both the tongue-tie and maxillary lip-tie are found together and each may be a contributing cause of breastfeeding problems.
Randomised controlled trial of early frenotomy in breastfed infants with mild-moderate tongue-tie.
Treatment is a simple procedure involving division of the tongue-tie but previously parents had to travel out of the local area to access the service.
Tongue-tie release was observed to resolve or lessen this compression.
In babies with tongue-tie, this piece of skin is unusually short and tight, restricting the tongue's movement.
How tongue-tie division is carried out In babies only a few months old, division of tongue-tie is usually performed with a local anaesthetic that numbs the tongue.
Trainer Nick Gifford said: 'He has really come to himself recently and the tongue-tie definitely helped.
It's probably best to ignore his latest run in a first-time tongue-tie over 3m at Ayr, where he never travelled with any of the fluency which had characterised his previous performance and was beaten by the turn into the straight.
Not only do I think he is the best chance the stable has of a winner today, but, after last Saturday's piece on the different types of headgear, he gives me the chance to explain what a tongue-tie does, and why you put one on.
Charlie Hills's colt has yet to match that in three subsequent starts, but may have found 7f stretching his stamina on his last two runs and 6f looks more suitable with a tongue-tie on.
45 Lingfield SP forecast 7-4 Bolted up with headgear/ tongue-tie left off at Kempton last week, the third successive time he's been well backed, and potentially thrown in under only a 6lb penalty (due to go up 14lb).
He's back in distance and has blinkers and a tongue-tie on for the third race in a row.
However, again looked worryingly short of stamina when filling the same place here two weeks ago and the added tongue-tie will need to work if she's to see it out.