He knocked a tooth out.

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emre aydın

Senior Member
Turkish
Hello native speakers, can you help me with this?

If I say, "he knocked a tooth out", do you take it as "he hit his jaw somewhere and one of his teeth got out"?

Or do you take it as "he hit someone in the face and one of the teeth of the person who was hit got out"?

Thank you for your help.
 
  • emre aydın

    Senior Member
    Turkish
    Somebody fell down, hit his jaw on the floor and one of his teeth got out. Can I say "he knocked a tooth out"?
     

    kentix

    Senior Member
    English - U.S.
    I would be more likely to say "He fell and knocked one of his teeth out."
     
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