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To chew, grip or tear at something edible with one's teeth
“You bite into the cake and your taste buds sort the flavors into the four basic tastes of sweet, salty, sour, and bitter.”
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To tear off, especially with one's teeth
“He had an irrational fear that a horse would bite off part of his anatomy.”
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To prick or sting
“The female mosquitoes become the bloodsuckers, and they use their long proboscis to bite other animals and feed on their blood.”
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To be, or cause to be, painful
“Then a wind would get up and the cold would begin to bite, making all exposed areas of skin start to burn.”
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(of a tool, tyre, boot, etc.) To grip or take hold on a surface
“The chewed-up area of the frame at this point will not provide a good surface for the new strike plate screws to bite into.”
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To corrode or eat away at
“The acid would bite into the metal wherever the needle had cut into the wax, leaving unchanged the areas still protected by wax.”
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To accept a deal or offer
“For Mahomes, he wouldn't bite on the offer to be made a star before he earned that status on the field.”
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To be enticed or tempted into doing something
“Asked how good a player Carter might become, he refuses to bite, and issues a warning instead.”
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To take firm hold of or act effectively upon
“It's not clear that the war will bite deep enough to lead to petrol rationing, but this may be a factor in your thinking.”
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(informal) To be offensive, objectionable or unsatisfactory in nature or quality
“It would really bite if I lost out on this deal.”
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To make (someone) feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried, especially with trivial matters
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To strike or pick up with the beak
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To seize or shake by the throat, especially of a dog or wolf
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Bite or pinch sharply
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Have a strong unpleasant smell
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Begin with enthusiasm
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To evoke or draw out (a reaction, answer, or fact) from someone
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Carve letters or designs into
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To subject to cold temperatures
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To obtain (something) for free, particularly by guile or persuasion
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To sample the flavor of something orally
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Noun
An act of chewing, gripping or tearing with one's teeth
“At first, he was angry about it, but after one bite into a juicy steak, the anger swiftly faded.”
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A wound inflicted by an animal, insect, or spider
“The next morning, he noticed an insect bite on his left forearm which was swollen and extremely itchy.”
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A quick snack or light meal
“I'm going to get me a bite to eat before I get back to work.”
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An amount of food, typically equivalent to one (small) mouthful
“She picked up Papa Bear's spoon and tasted a bite of the porridge in his great big bowl.”
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A sharp or pungent flavor
“Its consistency and taste changed with the month, but the spicy bite and numbing effects remain the same.”
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A harsh or stinging effect or quality
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“There was an accusatory bite to his words.”
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An allotment or share of an amount of something
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“We'll expose him for sure, unless he cuts us in on a solid bite of the loot he's shaking down all over town.”
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A severe or uncomfortable degree of coldness
“They knew the bite of winter in the pine woods, and the cut of a January wind.”
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Features that lend a particularly interesting quality to something
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The powerful effect of something
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A meal
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The process of chewing
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A sudden, sharp localized pain
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Bland soft or semi-liquid food such as that suitable for babies or invalids
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An instance of being injured
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A sum of money that is owed or due
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A payment made to a professional person or to a professional or public body in exchange for advice or services
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The cost incurred in or required for something
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A specimen taken for scientific testing or analysis
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A person or thing whose presence or behaviour is likely to put one at a disadvantage
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