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Definition of "biting" []

  • Causing a stinging sensation; nipping: biting cold. (adjective)
  • Capable of gripping and affecting or wounding; cutting: a biting aphorism. See Synonyms at incisive. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to insects and certain other animals that wound the skin with a sting, mouthparts, or fangs. (adjective)

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 "biting" in a sentence
  • "That beverage is described by the Franciscan, who was sent by St. Louis, as what he calls biting, and leaving a taste like almond milk on the palate; though Elphinstone, on the contrary writing in this century, says "it is of a whitish colour and a sourish taste.""
  • "Kid probably decided he wanted to show off, or believed that biting is the new way to get girls."
  • ""I completely learned my lesson in biting off more than I could chew," she says."