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Definitions of bite

  1.   ( angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; " after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite"
  2.   To tear; to pierce; to break or crush with the teeth; to pinch with cold; to reproach by stinging words; to pain or wound.
  3.   Biter.
  4.   To cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing.
  5.   a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
  6.   cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; " The sun burned his face"
  7.   Bit.
  8.   The act of biting, or the hurt inflicted by biting; a morsel of food.
  9.   a portion removed from the whole; " the government's weekly bite from my paycheck"
  10.   Act of biting; something bitten; wound made by biting.
  11.   A blank on the edge or corner of a page, owing to a portion of the frisket, or something else, intervening between the type and paper.
  12.   The act of seizing with the teeth or mouth; the act of wounding or separating with the teeth or mouth; a seizure with the teeth or mouth, as of a bait; as, to give anything a hard bite.
  13.   A cheat; a trick; a fraud.
  14.   To puncture, abrade, or sting with an organ ( of some insects) used in taking food.
  15.   To take a bait into the mouth, as a fish does; hence, to take a tempting offer.
  16.   Seizure by the teeth or mouth; a wound made by the teeth: a mouthful: a cheat; a trick; a part of the impression which is improperly printed, owing to the frisket not being sufficiently cut away.
  17.   To cause sharp pain, or smarting, to; to hurt or injure, in a literal or a figurative sense; as, pepper bites the mouth.
  18.   a sharp bitter taste property
  19.   a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; " all they had left was a bit of bread"
  20.   Biting.
  21.   to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; " Gunny invariably tried to bite her"
  22.   To seize, cut, grind, or tear with the teeth; cause to grip; take hold of; act upon; smart; sting; corrode.
  23.   To take or keep a firm hold; as, the anchor bites.
  24.   The hold which the short end of a lever has upon the thing to be lifted, or the hold which one part of a machine has upon another.
  25.   The wound made by biting; as, the pain of a dog's or snake's bite; the bite of a mosquito.
  26.   To seize, grip, cut, or crush with the teeth; sting, as an insect; cause smarting pain to; cut; pinch, as with intense cold; blight or blast; take fast hold of; to eat into.
  27.   deliver a sting to; " A bee stung my arm yesterday"
  28.   Bit or bitten.
  29.   A grasp by the teeth: something Bitten off: a mouthful.
  30.   penetrate or cut, as with a knife; " The fork bit into the surface"
  31.   To cause a smarting sensation; to have a property which causes such a sensation; to be pungent; as, it bites like pepper or mustard.
  32.   To cheat; to trick; to take in.
  33.   1. To cut or hold with the teeth. 2. A wound made with the teeth. 3. Puncture of the skin made by an insect. 4. In dentistry the bite is the force with which the jaws may be closed in the crushing of food.
  34.   A morsel; as much as is taken at once by biting.
  35.   To seize something forcibly with the teeth; to wound with the teeth; to have the habit of so doing; as, does the dog bite?
  36.   Bitten, bit.
  37.   The act of seizing with the teeth; a wound made by the teeth, or by a sting; a mouthful; a hold or grip.
  38.   To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground.
  39.   a painful wound caused by the thrust of a stinger into skin
  40.   a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
  41.   To tear or seize with the teeth; to wound or pain.
  42.   a strong odor or taste property; " the pungency of mustard"; " the sulfurous bite of garlic"; " the sharpness of strange spices"
  43.   of insects, scorpions, or other animals; " A bee stung my arm yesterday."
  44.   To seize with the teeth, so that they enter or nip the thing seized; to lacerate, crush, or wound with the teeth; as, to bite an apple; to bite a crust; the dog bit a man.
  45.   A sharper; one who cheats.
  46.   To seize or tear with the teeth: to sting or pain: to wound by reproach:- pa. t. bit: pa. p. bit or bitten.
  47.   To have the habit or exercise the power of biting; cause injury with the teeth; to sting or smart; take a bait; take a firm hold.
  48.   a light informal meal
  49.   The act of puncturing or abrading with an organ for taking food, as is done by some insects.
  50.   To break, crush, or seize with the teeth; to pinch or pain, as with cold; to make the mouth smart; to pierce, cut, or wound; to wound with reproach or sarcasm: to cheat; to trick; to enter the ground and hold fast, as an anchor; to take hold as a screw; to eat into, as an acid.
  51.   The seizure of anything by the teeth; wound made by the teeth; a morsel; a mouthful.
  52.   the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
  53.   wit having a sharp and caustic quality; " he commented with typical pungency"; " the bite of satire"

Quotes of bite

  1. It is not unprofessional to give free legal advice, but advertising that the first visit will be free is a bit like a fox telling chickens he will not bite them until they cross the threshold of the hen house. – Warren E. Burger
  2. You can only bite off so much, so you gotta know what you want to do. – Lesley Gore
  3. People who bite the hand that feeds them usually lick the boot that kicks them. – Eric Hoffer
  4. Just as the only reservoir for the typhus virus in nature is provided by man, so the only vector of infection is the louse. The bite of the louse is not virulent immediately after the infecting meal. It becomes so only towards the 7th day following infection. – Charles Jules Henry Nicole
  5. You know, you can touch a stick of dynamite, but if you touch a venomous snake it'll turn around and bite you and kill you so fast it's not even funny. – Steve Irwin
  6. Thoughts, like fleas, jump from man to man, but they don't bite everybody. – Stanislaw Lec
  7. It's so much fun playing Ling, but I have this fear that people are going to run away from me in terror on the streets. They think I'm going to bite their heads off or something. – Lucy Liu
  8. Barking dogs occasionally bite but laughing men hardly ever shoot. – Konrad Lorenz
  9. Dogs never bite me. Just humans. – Marilyn Monroe
  10. Success sometimes can really bite you in the shorts. – Donny Osmond
  11. I was Chairman Mao's dog. What he said to bite I bit. – Jiang Qing
  12. I am not a sound bite person. I prefer to run at the mouth. – Marina Sirtis
  13. We may have limped onto Broadway as the underdogs, but underdogs bite back occasionally. – Bernie Taupin
  14. Trying to define yourself is like trying to bite your own teeth. – Alan Watts

Usage examples for bite

  1. He might bite again. ” – The Prisoner of Zenda by Anthony Hope
  2. May the little mouse bite you! ” – Fragments of an Autobiography by Felix Moscheles
  3. “ Barkin' dogs never bite Dan. ” – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
  4. “ I don't even bite – Jane Stewardess of the Air Lines by Ruthe S. Wheeler
  5. “ I don't bite do I, Mr. O'Dowd?" ” – Green Fancy by George Barr McCutcheon
  6. My bark's aye waur nor my bite ye ken that." ” – David Elginbrod by George MacDonald
  7. So long as it didn't bite eh, father? ” – The Master of the Ceremonies by George Manville Fenn
  8. “ " He might bite our dog! ” – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue by Laura Lee Hope
  9. Look out for him; he can bite and sharply too. ” – Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast by Samuel Adams Drake
  10. There are, however, some very few cases in which the bite is speedily mortal. ” – The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre
  11. Snap wouldn't bite me. ” – The Bobbsey Twins on the Deep Blue Sea by Laura Lee Hope
  12. However, they did not bite – Caves of Terror by Talbot Mundy
  13. Come and let me show you all the places you must bite – The Moghul by Thomas Hoover
  14. “ I should bite him before he could bite me. ” – T. Tembarom by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  15. “ I'll bite my teeth togedder tight. ” – Little Prudy's Dotty Dimple by Sophie May
  16. She need not fear him; he would never bite her. ” – The Last Lion and Other Tales by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez Commentator: Mariano Joaquin Lorente
  17. You're too big for one bite and too small for two. ” – Myths and Folk Tales of Ireland by Jeremiah Curtin
  18. Get us a bite of supper, Stefan, I'm as hungry as a bear. ” – The Peace of Roaring River by George van Schaick
  19. “ " I won't drink anything, and I won't eat a bite of anything until Carol is well. ” – Prudence of the Parsonage by Ethel Hueston

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