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Definition of "bite" [bite]

  • To cut, grip, or tear with or as if with the teeth. (verb-transitive)
  • To pierce the skin of with the teeth, fangs, or mouthparts. (verb-transitive)
  • To sting with a stinger. (verb-transitive)
  • To cut into with or as if with a sharp instrument: The ax bit the log deeply. (verb-transitive)
  • To grip, grab, or seize: bald treads that couldn't bite the icy road; bitten by a sudden desire to travel. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bite" in a sentence
  • ""Besides, we ain't goin 'to bite off only just a little _bit_ of a _bite_!"
  • "My go to lure when I am looking for a bite is a 4inch zoom finese worm texas rigged."
  • "The danger from the bite is the an allergic reaction and the swelling of soft tissues which may interfere with your breathing."