There are 2 translations of bite in Spanish:

bite1

(past bit past p, bitten)
Pronunciation: /baɪt/

vt

  • 1 [person/dog] morder*; [flea/bug] picar* she/I won't bite you! [humorístico/humorous] ¡no te va/voy a morder! [humorístico/humorous] to bite one's nails comerse or morderse* las uñas the dog bit his finger off el perro le arrancó el dedo de un mordisco or de un tarascón or de una tarascada what's biting you? [colloquial/familiar] ¿qué mosca te ha picado? [familiar/colloquial] to bite off more than one can chew tratar de abarcar más de lo que se puede you shouldn't bite off more than you can chew mira que quien mucho abarca, poco aprieta once bitten, twice shy el gato escaldado del agua fría huye
  • 2 2.1 (grip) [tires/brakes] agarrar 2.2 [saw/screw/file] agarrar or calar en

vi

  • 1 1.1 [person/dog] morder*; [mosquito] picar*; [wind/frost] cortar; [acid] corroer* to bite into sth [person] darle* un mordisco a algo, hincarle* el diente a algo the wire bit into his wrists el alambre se le clavó en las muñecas to bite on sth morder* algo 1.2 (take bait) [fish] picar*
  • 2 2.1 [tires/brakes] agarrarse 2.2 [saw/screw/file]to bite (into sth) agarrar or calar (en algo)
  • 3 [law/recession] hacerse* sentir the cutbacks are beginning to bite los recortes están empezando a hacerse sentir

Phrasal verbs

bite back

v + o + adv, v + adv + o
[resentment/anger] contener* he bit back his words se mordió la lengua [familiar/colloquial], fue a decir algo pero se contuvo

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.

There are 2 translations of bite in Spanish:

bite2

n

  • 1 c (act) mordisco (m); (fierce) tarascón (m), tarascada (f) to give sth a bite darle* or pegarle* un mordisco a algo take a bite of this prueba esto to have o get two bites at the cherry (BrE) tener* una segunda oportunidad she's already had one bite at the job and failed ya lo ha intentado una vez y ha fracasado put the bite on sb (AmE) [colloquial/familiar] (borrow money from sb) darle* un sablazo a algn [familiar/colloquial] (blackmail sb) chantajear a algn, morder* a algn (Méx) , coimear a algn (CS, Per) [familiar/colloquial]
  • 3 c (in fishing) he didn't get a single bite no le picó ningún pez
  • 4 c (snack) [colloquial/familiar] (no pl) bocado (m) to have a bite (to eat) comer un bocado, comer algo, picar algo
  • 5 u 5.1 (of flavor) lo fuerte 5.2 (of wind, frost) lo cortante or penetrante 5.3 (sharpness) mordacidad (f) the play lacks bite la obra carece de mordacidad

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Word of the day caudillo
m
leader …
Cultural fact of the day

The most famous celebrations of Holy Week in the Spanish-speaking world are held in Seville. Lay brotherhoods, cofradías, process through the city in huge parades between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday. Costaleros bear the pasos, huge floats carrying religious figures made of painted wood. Others, nazarenos (Nazarenes) and penitentes (penitents) walk alongside the pasos, in their distinctive costumes. During the processions they sing saetas, flamenco verses mourning Christ's passion. The Seville celebrations date back to the sixteenth century.