mouth


mouth
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noun
ADJECTIVE
big, cavernous, enormous, huge, large, wide
small, tiny
beautiful, perfect, pretty, rosebud, sensual, sensuous
red
firm, hard, strong

A smile played around his strong mouth.

soft
hot, warm
slack
full
lipless, thin
toothless
wet
dry, tight

A tight mouth was the only sign of her nerves.

gaping, half-open, open
closed
smiling
hungry

She has four hungry mouths to feed.

sore, swollen
VERB + MOUTH
open
clamp shut, close, shut, snap shut
cover

He covered his mouth to hide his yawn.

cup, gag

Suddenly a hand cupped her mouth.

wipe

He wiped his greasy mouth on his sleeve.

rinse, rinse out, wash out

The dentist told him to rinse his mouth out.

fill, stuff

He coughed as the blood filled his mouth.

He began to stuff his mouth with pasta.

foam at, froth at

The dog was foaming at the mouth and near death.

burn

The hot coffee burned her mouth.

kiss
purse
MOUTH + VERB
drop, drop open, fall open, gape, hang open, open, sag open

Our mouths dropped open in surprise.

widen

His mouth widened to a smile.

close, shut
clamp shut, snap shut
be contorted, be set, compress, contort, harden, purse, set, tighten, turn down, twist

His mouth compressed into a thin, hard line.

‘Get out!’ she shouted, her mouth contorted by emotion.

Her mouth suddenly set in a determined line.

curl, curve, lift, quirk (esp. AmE), stretch, tilt, turn up

Her mouth curved into a smile.

His mouth lifted in a wry smile.

droop, sag
pout
twitch
quiver, tremble
water

My mouth started watering when I smelled the food.

be dry, go dry
taste like sth
MOUTH + NOUN
sore, ulcer (BrE)
cancer
care (esp. AmE)

Good mouth care is very important when you are having chemotherapy.

rinse
PREPOSITION
around your mouth

There were lines of tension around his mouth.

across your mouth

A cool smile played across her mouth.

in your mouth

I could taste blood in my mouth.

over your mouth

She put her hand over her mouth to stifle the cough.

PHRASES
the back of the mouth, the roof of the mouth

I was so thirsty my tongue was sticking to the roof of my mouth.

the corner of the mouth, the side of the mouth

There was blood trickling from the corner of his mouth.

The corners of her mouth turned up in a slight smile.

keep your mouth shut (= don't speak)
(have) your mouth full (= full of food)

Don't talk with your mouth full!

a mouth to feed

Twins would mean two extra mouths to feed.

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verb
Mouth is used with these nouns as the object: ↑lyrics, ↑swear word, ↑word

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

Synonyms:
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  • Mouth — (mouth), n.; pl. {Mouths} (mou[th]z). [OE. mouth, mu[thorn], AS. m[=u][eth]; akin to D. mond, OS. m[=u][eth], G. mund, Icel. mu[eth]r, munnr, Sw. mun, Dan. mund, Goth. mun[thorn]s, and possibly L. mentum chin; or cf. D. muil mouth, muzzle, G.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mouth — [mouth; ] for v. [ mouth] n. pl. mouths [mouthz] [ME < OE muth, akin to Ger mund < IE base * menth , to chew > Gr masasthai, L mandere, to chew] 1. the opening through which an animal takes in food; specif., the cavity, or the entire… …   English World dictionary

  • mouth — ► NOUN 1) the opening in the body of most animals through which food is taken and sounds are emitted. 2) an opening or entrance to a structure that is hollow, concave, or almost completely enclosed. 3) the place where a river enters the sea. 4)… …   English terms dictionary

  • Mouth — (mou[th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Mouthed} (mou[th]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Mouthing}.] 1. To take into the mouth; to seize or grind with the mouth or teeth; to chew; to devour. Dryden. [1913 Webster] 2. To utter with a voice affectedly big or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Mouth — Mouth, v. i. 1. To speak with a full, round, or loud, affected voice; to vociferate; to rant. [1913 Webster] I ll bellow out for Rome, and for my country, And mouth at C[ae]sar, till I shake the senate. Addison. [1913 Webster] 2. To put mouth to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mouth|y — «MOW thee, thee», adjective, mouth|i|er, mouth|i|est. loud mouthed; using many words to say little; ranting; bombastic: »He…was prone to be mouthy and magniloquent ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • mouth — [n1] opening aperture, beak, box, cavity, chops*, clam, crevice, delta, door, embouchement, entrance, estuary, firth, fly trap, funnel, gate, gills, gob, harbor, inlet, jaws, kisser*, lips, mush*, orifice, portal, rim, trap*, yap*; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • mouth — index entrance, enunciate, express, phrase, recite, utter Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Mouth — Porté dans la Moselle, c est une forme francisée de Muth (voir ce nom) …   Noms de famille

  • mouth — is pronounced mowth as a noun (but plural mowdhz), and mowdh as a verb (also mowdhd in combinations such as foul mouthed) …   Modern English usage

  • mouth|er — «MOW thuhr», noun. a person who mouths; long winded talker …   Useful english dictionary