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    bite

    bite - Dictionary definition and meaning for word bite

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