One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Show one's teeth, typically when angry.
- ‘They are a great, big pack of countless mongrels baring their teeth and don't you think for one second that you are safe or that it is George Bush's fault that you are not.’
- ‘Instead, she bared her teeth in a disgusted sneer.’
- ‘Nadine shook her head, and instead pulled her lips apart with her fingers and bared her teeth at us.’
- ‘She walks off with the show, but not before she clomps around the stage, sways drunkenly, spits, bares her teeth and sits obliviously with her dress hanging open, leaving all other actors in the cast lagging behind.’
- ‘For the first time during the interview, Butler camps it up, waving his arms above his head and baring his teeth.’
- ‘The ducklings were also shown pictures of a fox baring its teeth, but were less worried when shown a picture of a fox with its mouth closed.’
- ‘Dace asked, baring his teeth in a fierce, angry grin.’
- ‘The bride bared her teeth in a rough approximation of a smile; fear radiated from her eyes.’
- ‘He saw them watching him and bared his teeth in the manner of an angry dog.’
- ‘One of them latched on to my leg and wouldn't let go while the others circled around, snapping, growling and baring their teeth.’
- ‘‘No, TRUST me,’ she hissed, baring her teeth. ‘You REALLY REALLY don't want to know.’’
- ‘A guard emerged from the watchtower, where a sizable Caucasian shepherd bared his teeth.’
- ‘In the red corner sat a butch, dark-skinned, muscleman baring his teeth.’
- ‘Fear and aggression can keep us safe - such as the she-wolf who protects her cubs by baring her teeth.’
- ‘But Mumu is afraid of the landowner and bares her teeth to her.’
- ‘The third was a lively bay gelding and when we tried to saddle him, he reared up and bared his teeth.’
- ‘As soon as Sue and I try to approach, the dominant males curl their lips back and bare their teeth.’
- ‘She bared her teeth - not angry, simply contemplative, eyes shining with all the life that Yami's had lacked.’
- ‘Desperate for the off, they pawed the ground, bared their teeth and sank their fangs into each other's necks.’
- ‘The lovely young woman apologetically bared her teeth, not quite smiling.’
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