floss

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To show off, especially by exhibiting one’s wealth or talent

It's impossible to floss wealth without attracting envy.

Spun sugar or cotton candy, especially in the phrase "candy floss"
To clean the area between the teeth using floss
Any thread-like material having parallel strands that are not spun or wound around each other

embroidery floss.

a thread, used to clean the area between the teeth
silk fibres
the fibres covering a corn cob
{f} clean one's teeth with dental floss
is a single untwisted silk thread, often used for ecclesiastic embroidery It is much used in India and China
When you floss, you use a special kind of strong string to clean between your teeth and gums. Brush your teeth after each meal and floss daily She was flossing her teeth at the time. to clean between your teeth using floss
You can use floss to refer to fine soft threads of some kind. Craft Resources also sells yarn and embroidery floss. see also candyfloss, dental floss
A thread/tape goes in between teeth for cleaning
A small stream of water
Fluid glass floating on iron in the puddling furnace, produced by the vitrification of oxides and earths which are present
a soft loosely twisted thread used in embroidery
The slender styles of the pistillate flowers of maize; also called silk
{i} fiber from the silk-cotton tree; silk thread; something which resembles silky threads; dental thread
use dental floss to clean; "floss your teeth after every meal"
Untwisted filaments of silk, used in embroidering
Floss the is six-ply cotton thread most often used for cross-stitch It can be separated into individual strands when needed, is generally sold in 8-yard skeins, is inexpensive, and is available in hundreds of colors There are also many specialty flosses such as blending filaments, metallic threads and ribbons
To show off, especially by exhibiting one's wealth or talent
A body feather of an ostrich
a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth
a soft loosely twisted thread used in embroidery use dental floss to clean; "floss your teeth after every meal
Flosses are soft, and gray from the female and black from the male
floss silk
Raw silk, having the appearance of cotton wool, once used as dental floss
floss silk
{i} silk that has been twisted and is used in embroidery; dental floss
candy floss
Heated sugar spun into thin threads and collected into a mass, usually on a stick
dental floss
floss (used to clean the areas between the teeth)
fairy floss
Heated sugar spun into thin threads and collected into a mass, usually on a stick
flossing
The act of removing food and plaque from one's teeth using dental floss
fairy floss
Candyfloss, cotton floss: a mass of pink or white fluffy spun sugar wrapped round a stick
flossing
(deyim) Showing off; showing what you've got
Mill on the Floss
a novel by George Eliot about Maggie Tulliver, the daughter of a miller, and her brother, Tom (1860)
candy floss
(British) cotton candy, fluffy candy made from sugar that is spun with hot air and usually wrapped around a paper cone or small wooden stick
dental floss
thread used to clean between the teeth
dental floss
A thin, nylon string, waxed or unwaxed, that is inserted between the teeth to remove food and plaque
dental floss
Dental floss is a type of thread that is used to clean the gaps between your teeth. see also floss. A waxed or unwaxed thread used to remove food particles and plaque from between the teeth and under the gums. thin strong string that you use for cleaning between your teeth
dental floss
a soft thread for cleaning the spaces between the teeth
dental floss
A thin string that is inserted between the teeth to remove food and plaque See more about flossing, click here
flossed
past of floss
flosses
plural of floss
flosses
third-person singular of floss
flossing
present participle of floss
flossing
The act of removing food and plaque from ones teeth using dental floss
floss

    Turkish pronunciation

    fläs

    Pronunciation

    /ˈfläs/ /ˈflɑːs/

    Etymology

    [ 'fläs, 'flos ] (noun.) 1759. 1750, from French floche (“tuft of wool”), from floc, from Old French flosche (“down, velvet”), from Latin floccus (“piece of wool”), of Germanic origin, probably from Frankish *flokko (“down, wool, flock”), from Proto-Germanic *flukkōn-, *flukkan-, *fluksōn- (“down, flock”), from Proto-Indo-European *plAwək- (“hair, fibres, tuft”). Cognate with Old High German flocko (“down”), Middle Dutch vlocke (“flock”), Norwegian dialectal flugsa (“snowflake”), Dutch flos (17c., “plush”). Related to fleece.

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