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bite British & World English

Use the teeth to cut into (something)

bite English Thesaurus

he bit a mouthful from the sandwich

flea bite British & World English

A small red mark caused by the bite of a flea

love bite British & World English

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

open bite British & World English

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

flea bite English Thesaurus

the proposed energy tax amounted to little more than a flea bite

bite-sized British & World English

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

insect bite British & World English

A small red mark caused by the bite of an insect

sound bite British & World English

A short extract from a recorded interview or speech, chosen for its succinctness or concision

bite one's lip British & World English

Repress an emotion; stifle laughter or repress a retort

rat-bite fever British & World English

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

bite the bullet British & World English

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

bite one's nails British & World English

Chew at one’s nails as a nervous habit

bite one's tongue British & World English

Make a desperate effort to avoid saying something

put the bite on British & World English

Borrow or extort money from

bite something back British & World English

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

take a bite out of British & World English

Reduce by a significant amount

a bite at the cherry British & World English

An attempt or opportunity to do something

bite someone's head off British & World English

Reply sharply and brusquely to someone

bite the hand that feeds one British & World English

Deliberately hurt or offend a benefactor

bite off more than one can chew British & World English

Take on a commitment one cannot fulfil

someone's bark is worse than their bite British & World English

Someone’s fierce and intimidating manner does not reflect their true nature

bite-size in bite-sized British & World English

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

snakebite British & World English

The bite of a snake, especially a venomous one

tick fever British & World English

Any bacterial or rickettsial fever transmitted by the bite of a tick

a bite at the cherry in cherry British & World English

An attempt or opportunity to do something

bite one's lip in bite British & World English

Repress an emotion; stifle laughter or repress a retort

bite the dust in dust English Thesaurus

they bit the dust with our harsh winter

bite the bullet in bite British & World English

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

bite one's nails in bite British & World English

Chew at one’s nails as a nervous habit

bite one's tongue in bite British & World English

Make a desperate effort to avoid saying something

put the bite on in bite British & World English

Borrow or extort money from

someone's bark is worse than their bite in bark1 British & World English

Someone’s fierce and intimidating manner does not reflect their true nature

take a bite out of in bite British & World English

Reduce by a significant amount

bite or snap someone's head off in head British & World English

Reply sharply and brusquely to someone

bite the hand that feeds one in bite British & World English

Deliberately hurt or offend a benefactor

bite off more than one can chew in bite British & World English

Take on a commitment one cannot fulfil