Meaning of BITE in English

BITE

n. 25B6; verb

the dog bit his arm : SINK ONE'S TEETH INTO, chew, munch, crunch, champ, tear at.

the acid bites into the copper : CORRODE, eat into, eat away at, burn (into), etch, dissolve.

my boots failed to bite : GRIP, hold, get a purchase.

the measures begin to bite : TAKE EFFECT, have an effect, be effective, work, act, have results.

a hundred or so retailers should bite : ACCEPT, agree, respond; be lured, be enticed, be tempted; take the bait.

25B6; noun

he took a bite at his sandwich : CHEW, munch, nibble, gnaw, nip, snap.

he ate it in two bites : MOUTHFUL, piece, bit, morsel.

do you fancy a bite? : SNACK, light meal, mouthful, soupçon; refreshments; informal a little something.

the appetizer had a fiery bite : PIQUANCY, pungency, spiciness, strong flavour, tang, zest, sharpness, tartness; informal kick, punch, zing.

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