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colmillo

fang

noun

colmillo
masculine noun
1. canine, eye-tooth (de persona); fang (de perro); tusk (de elefante)
  • enseñar los colmillos (figurative) -> to show one's teeth

colmillo [col-meel’-lyo]
noun
1. Eye tooth, canine-tooth. (m)
2. Fang, the long tusk of a boar or other animal. (m)
  • Mostrar los colmillos -> (Met.) to show spirit and resolution
  • Tener colmillos -> (Mex.) to be long in the tooth
  • Tener el colmillo torcido -> to be an old fox

colmillo
(Anatomía) eye tooth; canine (tooth); (Zoología) fang; [de elefante, morsa, jabalí] tusk
enseñar los colmillos to show one's teeth; bare one's teeth
escupir por el colmillo to talk big (familiar); brag
tener colmillos (México) to be long in the tooth (familiar)
tener el colmillo torcido to be an old fox
¡ya tengo colmillos! (México) you can't fool me!

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