bite

Definitions of bite
  1. verb
    to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws
    “Gunny invariably tried to bite her”
    synonyms: seize with teeth
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    gnaw
    bite or chew on with the teeth
    bite off, snap at
    bite off with a quick bite
    snap
    bring the jaws together
    nibble
    bite gently
    nip
    give a small sharp bite to
    nibble
    bite off very small pieces
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    grip
    hold fast or firmly
  2. verb
    cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
    synonyms: burn, sear, sting
    burn
    feel hot or painful
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    nettle, urticate
    sting with or as with nettles and cause a stinging pain or sensation
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    ache, hurt, smart
    be the source of pain
  3. verb
    penetrate or cut, as with a knife
    “The fork bit into the surface”
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    pierce
    make a hole into
  4. noun
    the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
    synonyms: chomp
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    munch
    a large bite
    nibble
    gentle biting
    nip, pinch
    a small sharp bite or snip
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    eating, feeding
    the act of consuming food
  5. noun
    a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
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    dog bite
    a bite inflicted by a dog
    snakebite
    a bite inflicted by a (venomous) snake
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    lesion, wound
    an injury to living tissue (especially an injury involving a cut or break in the skin)
  6. noun
    (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait
    “after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite
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    success
    an event that accomplishes its intended purpose
  7. noun
    a portion removed from the whole
    “the government's weekly bite from my paycheck”
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    deduction, subtraction
    the act of subtracting (removing a part from the whole)
  8. noun
    a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
    synonyms: bit, morsel
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    chaw, chew, cud, plug, quid, wad
    a wad of something chewable as tobacco
    crumb
    small piece of e.g. bread or cake
    sop, sops
    piece of solid food for dipping in a liquid
    breadcrumb
    crumb of bread; used especially for coating or thickening
    cracker crumbs
    crumbs of crackers used especially for coating or thickening
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    mouthful, taste
    a small amount eaten or drunk
  9. noun
    a light informal meal
    synonyms: collation, snack
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    refreshment
    snacks and drinks served as a light meal
    nosh
    (Yiddish) a snack or light meal
    coffee break, tea break
    a snack taken during a break in the work day
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    meal, repast
    the food served and eaten at one time
  10. noun
    a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
    synonyms: insect bite, sting
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    bee sting
    a sting inflicted by a bee
    flea bite
    sting inflicted by a flea
    mosquito bite
    a sting inflicted by a mosquito
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    harm, hurt, injury, trauma
    any physical damage to the body caused by violence or accident or fracture etc.
  11. verb
    deliver a sting to
    synonyms: prick, sting
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    pierce
    make a hole into
  12. noun
    wit having a sharp and caustic quality
    “the bite of satire”
    synonyms: pungency
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    humor, humour, wit, witticism, wittiness
    a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
  13. noun
    a strong odor or taste property
    “the sulfurous bite of garlic”
    synonyms: pungency, raciness, sharpness
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    spice, spicery, spiciness
    the property of being seasoned with spice and so highly flavored
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