Definitions

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  • n. The act of removing food and plaque from one's teeth using dental floss
  • v. Present participle of floss.

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Examples

  • Street predators have their own word for such behavior - "flossing" - and it infuriates them.

    Psychology Today

  • Unlike flossing, which is pretty easy, networking seems mysterious, magical.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • Floss every day: What do loving licorice and hating the idea of flossing have in common?

    The Times of India

  • The mouth is so sensitive that sometimes activities such as flossing can make the gums bleed or inflict pain.

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  • But the brass aren't "flossing," says a spokeswoman.

    Hey, Remember Me? I'm Al Gore., Wicked Worm Eats

  • The largest number of votes in that list went to Hizbullah's candidate, Amin Shirri, who refused to show up in the official photograph of the list on the first day of its announcement he said he was "flossing" when asked about his absence.

    Tuesday, May 31, 2005

  • I'm sure there were more spirited exchanges, like when Vaughters told Millar that Vande Velde's raise would actually be coming out of Millar's salary, or when they pulled into a drive-thru McDonald's and White forgot to order Vaughters a thick shake, but for the most part Vaughters and White simply cruised around with the studied detachment of two guys "flossing" in South Beach in their parents' station wagon, looking for a nightclub that might let them in or some women who might talk to them.

    Archive 2008-07-01

  • This responsibility was "treated like flossing, an unpleasant task," she said.

    PG&E Safety Culture Faulted, Panel Probing Blast Finds

  • Politeness is yet another of those non-adaptive behaviors that people mistakenly encourage in your youth, like being humble or flossing regularly.

    From Gaddafi to Walker, why you should never be polite

  • It could be that their saliva is particularly protective of their tooth enamel, while their brushing and flossing habits, needed to keep gum tissues healthy, could be lax.

    If Your Teeth Could Talk ...

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