Synonyms of bite in English:



  • 2 the insect does not bite people
    puncture, prick, pierce, sting, wound
  • 4 my boots failed to bite
    grip, hold, get a purchase
  • 5 there may be popular unrest as free-market measures begin to bite
    take effect, have an effect, be effective, be efficacious, work, function, act, have results, take hold; succeed, be successful, work out, go as planned, have the desired effect/result
    informal come off, pay off, do the trick, do the business
    North American informal turn the trick
  • 6 a hundred or so retailers are expected to bite
    accept, go for it, agree, respond; be lured, be enticed, be tempted, be allured; take the bait, rise to the bait


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  • 1 a bite on the ear can be very painful
    nip, snap, chew, munch, nibble, gnaw
  • 3 Stephen ate a hot dog in three bites
    mouthful, piece, morsel, bit

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