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Definition 2022


in_the_teeth_of

in the teeth of

English

Preposition

in the teeth of

  1. in spite of; in direct opposition to
    • 1922, Rafael Sabatini, Captain Blood, Chapter XXVII
      Having crossed the Caribbean in the teeth of contrary winds, it was not until the early days of April that the French fleet hove in sight of Cartagena [...]

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