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bite

bite

 
 
pronunciation:
baIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
bite the hand that feeds one
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bites, biting, bit, bitten
definition 1: to cut or pierce with the teeth.
synonyms:
nip
similar words:
champ, chew, chomp, crunch, cut, eat, gnaw, mouth, nibble, pierce, pinch, sting, wound
definition 2: to hold in or as in the teeth.
synonyms:
clench, mouth
similar words:
chew, grit, seize, suck
definition 3: to cause to sting or smart.
The cold bit our fingers and noses.
synonyms:
nip, sting
similar words:
freeze, pierce, prick, smart
definition 4: to eat into, as corrosion.
synonyms:
corrode, eat, etch
similar words:
consume, dissolve, erode, gnaw
definition 5: to begin or proceed to eat.
synonyms:
eat
similar words:
chew, gnaw, munch, nibble
phrase: bite the hand that feeds one
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to cut or wound something with the teeth.
synonyms:
nip
similar words:
tear, wound
definition 2: to grip; hold.
These tires don't bite well on the ice.
synonyms:
grip, hold
similar words:
grasp
definition 3: to be duped.
Did he bite at the trick?
similar words:
swallow
definition 4: to take the bait.
These fish bite best in the evening.
synonyms:
eat, feed
similar words:
nibble
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act of biting.
synonyms:
nip
similar words:
champ, prick, sting
definition 2: an injury that results from such an act.
similar words:
nip, prick, sting, wound
definition 3: that which is bitten off, as food.
synonyms:
morsel, mouthful, taste
similar words:
bit, chunk, nibble
definition 4: a stinging or smarting feeling.
the bite of the cold
synonyms:
nip, smart, sting
similar words:
paresthesia, prick, tingle
definition 5: a quick meal; snack.
synonyms:
nosh, snack
similar words:
morsel, munchies, tidbit
definition 6: sharpness or effectiveness.
the bite of her remarks
synonyms:
effectiveness, sharpness
similar words:
force, nip, penetration, potency, sting, wit
definition 7: hold; grip.
the bite of a vise
synonyms:
clench, clutch, grip, hold
similar words:
grasp
definition 8: corrosive effect.
the bite of acid
synonyms:
causticity, mordancy
definition 9: (informal) an amount of money.
The rent took a big bite.
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