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bite US English

(Of a person or animal) use the teeth to cut into something in order to eat it

bite US Thesaurus

the dog bit his arm

love bite US English

A temporary red mark on a person’s skin caused by a lover biting or sucking it as a sexual act; a hickey

open bite US English

Lack of occlusion of the front teeth when the jaw is closed normally

bite-sized US English

(Of a piece of food) small enough to be eaten in one mouthful

sound bite US English

A short extract from a recorded interview, chosen for its pungency or appropriateness

bite the dust US English

Be killed

bite one's lip US English

Repress an emotion; stifle laughter or a retort

rat-bite fever US English

A disease contracted from the bite of a rat that causes inflammation of the skin and fever or vomiting

bite at in bite US English

(Of an animal) snap at; attempt to bite

bite the bullet US English

Decide to do something difficult or unpleasant that one has been putting off or hesitating over

bite one's tongue US English

Make a desperate effort to avoid saying something

put the bite on US English

Borrow or extort money from

bite something back US English

Refrain with difficulty from saying something, making a sound, or expressing an emotion

take a bite out of US English

Reduce by a significant amount

bite someone's head off US English

Reply sharply and brusquely to someone

bite the hand that feeds one US English

Deliberately hurt or offend a benefactor

bug US English

An enthusiastic, almost obsessive, interest in something

bite off more than one can chew US English

Take on a commitment one cannot fulfill

someone's bark is worse than their bite US English

Someone is not as ferocious as they appear or sound

bite one's lip in bite US English

Repress an emotion; stifle laughter or a retort

bite-size in bite-sized US English

(Of a piece of food) small enough to be eaten in one mouthful

fleabite US English

A small red mark caused by the bite of a flea

bite one's tongue in bite US English

Make a desperate effort to avoid saying something

bite something back in bite US English

Refrain with difficulty from saying something, making a sound, or expressing an emotion

snakebite US English

The bite of a snake, especially a venomous one

bite the bullet in bite US English

Decide to do something difficult or unpleasant that one has been putting off or hesitating over

put the bite on in bite US English

Borrow or extort money from

bite someone's head off in head US English

Reply sharply and brusquely to someone

take a bite out of in bite US English

Reduce by a significant amount

tick fever US English

Any fever transmitted by the bite of a tick

bite one's lip in lip US Thesaurus

I wanted to say something about that hideous dress, but I bit my lip

bite the hand that feeds one in bite US English

Deliberately hurt or offend a benefactor

someone's bark is worse than their bite in bark1 US English

Someone is not as ferocious as they appear or sound

bite off more than one can chew in bite US English

Take on a commitment one cannot fulfill

bite or snap someone's head off in head US English

Reply sharply and brusquely to someone


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