bite

[ bahyt ]
/ baɪt /
See synonyms for: bite / biting / bitten / bit on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object), bit, bit·ten or bit, bit·ing.

verb (used without object), bit, bit·ten or bit, bit·ing.

noun

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Idioms for bite

Origin of bite

before 1000; Middle English biten,Old English bītan; cognate with Old High German bīzan (German beissen), Gothic beitan,Old Norse bīta; akin to Latin findere to split

OTHER WORDS FROM bite

bit·a·ble, bite·a·ble, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bite

bight, bite , byte
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British Dictionary definitions for bite

bite
/ (baɪt) /

verb bites, biting, bit or bitten

noun

Derived forms of bite

biter, noun

Word Origin for bite

Old English bītan; related to Latin findere to split, Sanskrit bhedati he splits
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Medical definitions for bite

bite
[ bīt ]

v.

To cut, grip, or tear with the teeth.
To pierce the skin of with the teeth, fangs, or mouthparts.

n.

The act of biting.
A puncture or laceration of the skin by the teeth of an animal or the mouthparts of an insect or similar organism.
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Idioms and Phrases with bite

bite

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