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bite

 
 
pronunciation:
baIt
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: bites, biting, bit, bitten
definition 1: to cut or pierce with the teeth.
She bit the apple.
 
synonyms:
nip
similar words:
chew, crunch, cut, eat, gnaw, mouth, nibble, pierce, pinch, sting, wound
definition 2: to grip with the teeth or with something like teeth.
The trap bit the fox's leg.
synonyms:
clench
similar words:
chew, grit, seize, suck
definition 3: to cause to sting or smart.
The cold wind bites my fingers and nose.
synonyms:
nip, sting
similar words:
freeze, pierce, prick, smart
definition 4: to take or swallow 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.
A raccoon's bite can give rabies.
synonyms:
nip
similar words:
prick, sting
definition 2: a wound or injury from being bitten.
This mosquito bite stings.
similar words:
nip, prick, sting, wound
definition 3: that which is bitten off; a mouthful.
He took a huge bite of pie.
synonyms:
morsel, mouthful, taste
similar words:
bit, chunk, nibble
definition 4: a stinging or smarting feeling.
Meg wore a heavy jacket against the bite of the cold.
synonyms:
nip, sting
similar words:
prick, tingle
definition 5: a quick meal; snack.
Let's grab a bite before we leave.
synonyms:
snack
similar words:
morsel
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