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  Definition of bite
  1. a portion removed from the whole; "the government''s weekly bite from my paycheck"
  2. the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
  3. a strong odor or taste property; "the pungency of mustard"; "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange spices"
  4. wit having a sharp and caustic quality; "he commented with typical pungency"; "the bite of satire"
  5. (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; "after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite"
  6. a light informal meal
  7. a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
  8. a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
  9. a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect''s stinger into skin
  10. penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the surface"
  11. deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"
  12. to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her"
  13. cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
Similar Words: chomp, pungency, sharpness, collation, snack, morsel, bit, sting, insect bite, prick, seize with teeth, burn

 

See Also: snap at, bite off

 

Hyponyms: munch, nibble, nip, pinch, refreshment, nosh, coffee break, tea break, chew, chaw, cud, quid, plug, wad, crumb, sop, sops, dog bite, snakebite, bee sting, flea bite, mosquito bite, gnaw, snap at, bite off, nettle, urticate

 

Grouped Verbs: burn

 

Derivational Morphology: chomp, champ, seize with teeth, nosh, snack, sting, prick, insect bite, stinger, biter, burn, burning, stinging

 

Language Translations:
Albanian: kafshon   Catalan: mossegar  
Chinese:   Croatian: gristi  
Danish: bide   Dutch: bijten  
Esperanto: mordi   Finnish: puraista and purra  
French: mordre   German: beißen  
Hebrew: לנגוס and לנשוך   Hungarian: harap  
Indonesian: gigit   Italian: mordere and morsicare  
Japanese: 噛む   Korean: 물어떼다  
Malayalam: കടി   Maltese: igdem  
Polish: gryźć   Portuguese: morder  
Slovak: hrýzať   Slovene: ugrizniti  
Spanish: morder   Swedish: bita  
Tagalog: kagat   Turkish: ısırmak  
Vietnamese: cắn  
 
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