Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To clench or grind one's teeth.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To grind the teeth, especially involuntarily or during sleep.

Etymologies

Back-formation from bruxism.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Back-formation from bruxism, from Ancient Greek βρυγμός (brigmós, "grinding [teeth]"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Other people "brux" only when they're under stress, especially at times of change like a divorce or financial crisis, says Andrew S. Kaplan, another Manhattan TMJ expert and former president of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain.

    The Daily Grind: When Stress Sets Your Teeth on Edge

  • John Rugh, a psychologist at the University of Texas, once wired up the jaws of dental students and discovered that they were most likely to brux after arguments and before tests.

    I Hear America Grinding

  • So ... if Gingrich was the GOP candidate, I'd love to see the Democrats relax and then dump Obama in favor or something who was actually brux: Gingrich cannot get elected, but he will ensure that Obama

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • Bruxism is also linked to emotional and psychological problems, and those under stress brux more.

    Home | Mail Online

  • Tina Fey is an amazing look alike. brux Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 04: 44 PM EST

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