eye for eye, tooth for tooth


eye for eye, tooth for tooth
• eye for eye, tooth for tooth
• an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth
око за око, зуб за зуб

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  • eye tooth — n [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Because it is directly below the eye] 1.) sb would give their eye teeth for sth spoken used to say that someone wants something very much ▪ I d give my eye teeth to be able to play the piano like that. 2.) one of the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • eye tooth — ► NOUN ▪ a canine tooth, especially one in the upper jaw. ● give one s eye teeth for (or to be or to do) Cf. ↑give one s eye teeth to do …   English terms dictionary

  • eye tooth — noun one of the four pointed conical teeth (two in each jaw) located between the incisors and the premolars • Syn: ↑canine, ↑canine tooth, ↑eyetooth, ↑dogtooth, ↑cuspid • Derivationally related forms: ↑cuspidal (fo …   Useful english dictionary

  • eye tooth — noun (C) 1 one of the long pointed teeth at the corner of your mouth; canine tooth 2 give your eye teeth for sth spoken used when you want something very much: I d give my eye teeth to be able to play the piano like that …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • eye tooth — noun a canine tooth, especially one in the upper jaw. Phrases give one s eye teeth for (or to be) do anything in order to have or be …   English new terms dictionary

  • eye·tooth — /ˈaıˈtuːθ/ noun, pl teeth / ˈtiːθ/ [count] : a pointed tooth : ↑canine ◇ If you say you would give your eyeteeth for something, it means that you want to do or have it very much. Many journalists would give their eyeteeth for an opportunity like… …   Useful english dictionary

  • eye tooth — colloquial term for a canine tooth of the upper jaw …   Medical dictionary

  • eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth — • eye for eye, tooth for tooth • an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth око за око, зуб за зуб …   Idioms and examples

  • tooth — W2S2 [tu:θ] n plural teeth [ti:θ] ↑ear, ↑nose, ↑tooth, ↑eye ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in mouth)¦ 2¦(on a tool etc)¦ 3¦(power)¦ 4 fight tooth and nail 5 get your teeth into something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • For — For, prep. [AS. for, fore; akin to OS. for, fora, furi, D. voor, OHG. fora, G. vor, OHG. furi, G. f[ u]r, Icel. fyrir, Sw. f[ o]r, Dan. for, adv. f[ o]r, Goth. fa[ u]r, fa[ u]ra, L. pro, Gr. ?, Skr. pra . [root] 202. Cf. {Fore}, {First},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English