- to take advantage of; cheat; deceive: I got bitten in a mail-order swindle.
- to annoy or upset; anger: What's biting you, sorehead?
- the catch or hold that one object or one part of a mechanical apparatus has on another.
- a surface brought into contact to obtain a hold or grip, as in a lathe chuck or similar device.
- the amount of material that a mechanical shovel or the like can carry at one time.
Idioms about bite
- to solicit or attempt to borrow money or something of value from.
- to press for money, as in extortion: They found out about his prison record and began to put the bite on him.
Origin of bite
OTHER WORDS FROM bitebit·a·ble, bite·a·ble, adjective
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How to use bite in a sentence
If I’m looking at an enterprise size ecommerce site, I like to approach this in bite size pieces rather than tackling the entire site at the same time.How search data can inform larger online business decisions|Sebastian Compagnucci|August 5, 2020|Search Engine Land
The discovery raises the possibility that caecilians may be the first amphibians found capable of delivering a venomous bite.Bizarre caecilians may be the only amphibians with venomous bites|Christie Wilcox|July 3, 2020|Science News
Scientists waiting with forceps and a razor on a lab rooftop tried to mimic bee activity in real time, bite by bite, on comparison plants.
Ancient relatives of today’s anchovies once had quite the bite.Saber-toothed anchovy relatives were once fearsome hunters|Carolyn Wilke|June 11, 2020|Science News For Students
People really need to understand that they need to do something, do it regularly, and it’s okay to take it in small bites.
Leapolitan responded by saying, “hopefully youll [sic] bite into a poison apple.”
One bite too many, and I could look down and practically see my thighs expanding before my eyes.
Taking a bite out of it made me feel like I was at a family bris… in a good, nostalgic way.
She has this little bit of a bite to her and a fight within her that does come through in little moments.
As soon as she took a bite of the apple, she fell to the ground and was dead.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Woe to the man that first did teach the cursed steel to bite in his own flesh, and make way to the living spirit.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
But if people will insist on patting a strange poet, they mustn't be surprised if they get a nasty bite!
At noon we camped, and cooked a bite of dinner while the horses grazed; ate it, and went on again.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
The insects frequently hibernate in warmed houses, and may bite during the winter.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
He showed his rows of little, straight, white teeth, which looked strong enough to bite through a bar of iron.Bella Donna|Robert Hichens
British Dictionary definitions for bite
Derived forms of bitebiter, noun
Word Origin for bite
Medical definitions for bite
Other Idioms and Phrases with bite
In addition to the idioms beginning with bite
- bite off more than one can chew
- bite one's nails
- bite one's tongue
- bite someone's head off
- bite the bullet
- bite the dust
- bite the hand that feeds you
- bark is worse than one's bite
- put the bite on
- sound bite