bite

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbaɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/baɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bīt)


Inflections of 'bite' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
bites
v 3rd person singular
biting
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
bit
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
bitten
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
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bite

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
v
  1. bite into [a sandwich, a cookie, an apple]
  2. biting on [a piece of grass, her neck]
  3. the [dog, puppy, kitten] was biting at [her, his heels]
  4. the [dog] bit me (on)
  5. the [dog] bit her on the [leg, arm, nose]
  6. [nipping, scratching, kicking] and biting
  7. bite down (on)
  8. bite through the [crust, top]
  9. bite off [the end, a piece] (of)
  10. (don't) bite your nails
  11. (don't) bite off more than you can chew
  12. (have to) bite the bullet
  13. [business, economy] is biting back
  14. being bitten by [flies, mosquitos, the wind]
  15. the fish are (not) biting (today)
  16. didn't bite on the [offer, proposal, trick]
  17. but he wasn't biting
  18. slang: [just, he can] bite me!
  19. don't worry, I [don't, won't] bite!
n
  1. a [dog, mosquito, bug, spider] bite
  2. a [little, quick, big, huge] bite (of the sandwich)
  3. the [first, last] bite (of)
  4. [savor, enjoy] every bite
  5. let's [grab, get, have] a bite to eat
  6. [grab] a quick bite to eat
  7. took a [small, big] bite (of)
  8. have [another, one more] bite
  9. can I [have, try] (just) a bite?
  10. can I [have] a bite of your [cake, pizza]?
  11. haven't touched a bite of your [food, meal]
  12. [scratch, relieve] a mosquito bite
  13. were given two bites of the cherry
  14. this [wind, wine] has quite a bite
  15. his bark is worse than his bite
n as adj
  1. bite-size [pieces, chunks]
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