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Adjective
(of wind or cold) So cold as to be painful
“Situated on a ridge above Maneybhanjang, clouds from the northwest are ever present as is the cold and biting wind.”
Adjective
Characterized by the use of wit, especially to offend
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“There are nice physical comedy moments as well as the biting wit of the verbal humor, but so much of it gets spoiled by the savage racism of the characters.”
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Feeling, or causing, (typically slight or stinging) pain
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Chilly, refreshing (weather)
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Browsing
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Not flattering
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Significant or extreme in degree or intensity
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Inclined to find fault too readily
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Easily deceived or duped
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Parasitic or dependent
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Unpleasant or disgusting to the senses
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Highly stimulating to the senses
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Consuming
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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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.) Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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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Present participle for 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) Present participle for 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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Present participle for to take small bites or nibbles at or out of
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Present participle for to seize or shake by the throat, especially of a dog or wolf
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Present participle for begin with enthusiasm
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Present participle for to make (someone) feel annoyed, frustrated, or worried, especially with trivial matters
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Present participle for to consume a substance that is (presumably) edible
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Present participle for carve letters or designs into
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Present participle for to obtain (something) for free, particularly by guile or persuasion
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Present participle for to sample the flavor of something orally
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