There are 2 translations of bite in Spanish:

bite1

Pronunciation: /baɪt/

vt (past bit past p, bitten)

  • 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
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    • All over the world, people come in with wounds and think they've been bitten by a spider.
    • She tried to weed the garden but got bitten by a spider.
    • I got bitten by another spider last night while I was asleep.
  • 2 2.1 (grip) [tires/brakes] agarrar 2.2 [saw/screw/file] agarrar or calar en
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    • The technique to going quick in one of these jiggers is to leave the braking as late as possible, and enter the corner under brakes, so that the front tyres are biting.
    • Our tools bit like the teeth of shark, as net after net was left shredded at our feet.
    • He had an old, discoloured ball, just the sort that's ready to grip and bite, in his hand.

vi (past bit past p, bitten)

  • 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*
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    • We were fishing, and all of the fish were biting on one side of the boat.
    • Organiser Ray Collins is hoping the amazing run of fine weather doesn't come to an end - even if a spot of rain would get the fish biting.
    • When the fish aren't biting, I want to listen to her tell me what makes her happy and what makes her cry.
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    • A British woman whose arm was bitten off by a lion when she reached through the bars of an enclosure at an animal sanctuary in Spain was last night recovering from emergency surgery.
    • You can see from another photo the tail missing from one of the seatrout, due to it being bitten off by a seal or a small whale.
    • As she lay unconscious, part of her nose, her mouth and chin were bitten off by her Labrador-cross dog, Tania.
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    • One officer suffered minor injuries after being bitten on the hand.
    • It is very important to check you are up to date with your tetanus jabs if your skin is broken in an injury or you are bitten.
    • William sustained serious head and body injuries and Chang was bitten on his arms.
  • 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 mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.

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]
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    • I held one out in my hand and the donkey ate it in big bites.
    • He runs his hand through his hair before eating his piece in two bites.
    • He eats the piece voraciously in several huge bites dropping the remainder.
  • 2 c (wound — from insect) picadura (f); (— from dog, snake) mordedura (f)
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    • Deep puncture wounds from animal bites become morbid if not promptly tended and closely followed.
    • Not only can rats inflict a nasty bite, they are associated with disease.
    • If the wound was caused by an animal bite, you should report it to the county public health department.
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    • Check your children for ticks, insect bites and allergic reactions.
    • All were covered with insect bites, were underfed, and three had malaria.
    • I woke up to discover I am covered with mosquito bites from head to toe, from sleeping with at D's house with the windows open.
  • 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
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    • When we were flying about all over the place we would always try to catch up for an hour in the day to grab a bite to eat or have a quick pint before going on to our next appointments.
    • Unlike last year, there won't be a bar so bring a packed lunch for a bite to eat and drink.
    • With only a couple hours in-between events you barely have enough time to grab a bite to eat and a quick shower before it is time to chamois-up again and hit the road.
  • 5 u 5.1 (of flavor) lo fuerte 5.2 (of wind, frost) lo cortante or penetrante
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    • Out of the sun, though, there was still a cold bite to the air.
    • Inside the park, suddenly feeling the bite of a chill wind under a slate-grey sky, the marchers stood and listened to speakers whose delivery seldom lived up to the occasion.
    • The sun is out, there's a cold bite to the air, it's fresh and, at last, the best season of the year has arrived.
    5.3 (sharpness) mordacidad (f) the play lacks bite la obra carece de mordacidad
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    • The prawns were top quality with a real bite and flavour that carried through the spicy sauce.
    • The Spaniard insists on only being occasionally surprised by a piquant bite of hot pepper.
    • Sherry vinegar brightens salad dressings with a sharp bite of purple grapes.

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Word of the day mandado
adj
es muy mandado = he's a real opportunist …
Cultural fact of the day

The RAE (Real Academia de la Lengua Española) is a body established in the eighteenth century to record and preserve the Spanish language. It is made up of académicos, who are normally well-known literary figures and/or academic experts on the Spanish language. The RAE publishes the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española, which is regarded as an authority on correct Spanish. Affiliated academies exist in Latin American countries.