Meaning of BITE in English

BITE

I.

noun

1 act of biting/amount of food

VERB + BITE

▪ have , swallow , take

PREPOSITION

▪ between ~s

She tried to talk between ~s.

▪ ~ from

I took a ~ from the apple.

▪ ~ of

Can I have a ~ of your sandwich?

▪ ~ out of

She took a ~ out of the slab of cake.

2 of an insect/animal

ADJECTIVE

▪ dog , insect , mosquito , snake , etc.

▪ nasty

VERB + BITE

▪ get

I got a lot of mosquito ~s last night.

BITE + NOUN

▪ mark

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ from

a ~ from a poisonous snake

3 small amount to eat

ADJECTIVE

▪ quick

VERB + BITE

▪ grab , have

We managed to grab a ~ at the airport.

PREPOSITION

▪ ~ of

a quick ~ of lunch

PHRASES

▪ a ~ to eat

We'll have a ~ to eat in town.

II.

verb

1 use your teeth

ADVERB

▪ badly

Their cat was badly bitten by a dog.

▪ off

He bit off a chunk of bread.

PREPOSITION

▪ at

He bit at his lower lip.

▪ down on

She bit down on her bottom lip.

▪ into

She bit into the apple.

▪ through

The dog had bitten right through its rope.

PHRASES

▪ ~ sth in half , ~ sth in two

2 have an effect

ADVERB

▪ deep , hard

As the recession ~s harder, many small companies are going bankrupt.

VERB + BITE

▪ begin to , start to

After two cold months, the coal shortage was beginning to ~.

Bite is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑ bug , ↑ cat , ↑ dog , ↑ fish , ↑ flea , ↑ insect , ↑ mosquito , ↑ shark , ↑ snake , ↑ spider , ↑ tooth

Bite is used with these nouns as the object: ↑ fingernail , ↑ lip , ↑ nail , ↑ tongue

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