bite

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noun
1 act of biting/amount of food
VERB + BITE
have, swallow, take
PREPOSITION
between bites

She tried to talk between bites.

bite from

I took a bite from the apple.

bite of

Can I have a bite of your sandwich?

bite out of

She took a bite out of the slab of cake.

2 of an insect/animal
ADJECTIVE
dog, insect, mosquito, snake, etc.
nasty
VERB + BITE
get

I got a lot of mosquito bites last night.

BITE + NOUN
mark
PREPOSITION
bite from

a bite from a poisonous snake

3 small amount to eat
ADJECTIVE
quick
VERB + BITE
grab, have

We managed to grab a bite at the airport.

PREPOSITION
bite of

a quick bite of lunch

PHRASES
a bite to eat

We'll have a bite to eat in town.

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verb
1 use your teeth
ADVERB
badly

Their cat was badly bitten by a dog.

off

He bit off a chunk of bread.

PREPOSITION
at

He bit at his lower lip.

down on

She bit down on her bottom lip.

into

She bit into the apple.

through

The dog had bitten right through its rope.

PHRASES
bite sth in half, bite sth in two
2 have an effect
ADVERB
deep, hard

As the recession bites harder, many small companies are going bankrupt.

VERB + BITE
begin to, start to

After two cold months, the coal shortage was beginning to bite.

Bite is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑bug, ↑cat, ↑dog, ↑fish, ↑flea, ↑insect, ↑mosquito, ↑shark, ↑snake, ↑spider, ↑tooth
Bite is used with these nouns as the object: ↑fingernail, ↑lip, ↑nail, ↑tongue

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  • Bite — (b[imac]t), v. t. [imp. {Bit} (b[i^]t); p. p. {Bitten} (b[i^]t t n), {Bit}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Biting}.] [OE. biten, AS. b[=i]tan; akin to D. bijten, OS. b[=i]tan, OHG. b[=i]zan, G. beissen, Goth. beitan, Icel. b[=i]ta, Sw. bita, Dan. bide, L.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bite — Bite, n. [OE. bite, bit, bitt, AS. bite bite, fr. b[=i]tan to bite, akin to Icel. bit, OS. biti, G. biss. See {Bite}, v., and cf. {Bit}.] 1. The act of seizing with the teeth or mouth; the act of wounding or separating with the teeth or mouth; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • bite — [bīt] vt. bit [bit] bitten [bit′ n] or biting [ME biten < OE bītan < IE base * bheid , to split, crack > BEETLE1, BITTER, L findere, to split (see FISSION)] …   English World dictionary

  • bite — [n1] injury from gripping, tearing chaw*, chomp*, gob*, itch*, laceration, nip, pain, pinch, prick, smarting, sting, tooth marks*, wound; concept 309 bite [n2] mouthful of food brunch, drop, light meal, morsel, nibble, nosh*, piece, refreshment,… …   New thesaurus

  • bite at — ˈbite at [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they bite at he/she/it bites at past tense bit at past participle bitten at] …   Useful english dictionary


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