An example of a bite is the action of a person using his teeth to dig into an apple.
An example of a bite is the wound created when a dog digs his teeth into a person.
An example of a bite is a sandwich.
An example of a bite is a deduction given on a bill.
An example of bite is when you use your teeth to eat a piece of an apple.
An example of bite is when you hear a sales pitch and decide to learn more about the product.
Bald treads that couldn't bite the icy road; bitten by a sudden desire to travel.
The ax bit the log deeply.
Cold that bites the skin; a conscience bitten by remorse.
Tried to sell the Brooklyn Bridge, but no one bit.
The bite of an insect.
Rezoning took a bite out of the town's residential area.
Fished all day without a bite; an ad that got a few bites but no final sales.
Trying to avoid the tax bite.
Bitten by a lust for power.
The car wheels bit into the snow.
A bite to his words.
The tax takes quite a bite from my paycheck.
The bite of an insect.
As soon as you bite that sandwich, you'll know how good it is.
If you see me, come and say hello. I don't bite.
For homeowners with adjustable rate mortgages, rising interest will really bite.
I've planted the story. Do you think they'll bite?
Pepper bites the mouth.
The anchor bites.
The anchor bites the ground.
You don't like that I sat on your car? Bite me.
He always be biting my moves.
There were only a few bites left on the plate.
I'll have a quick bite to quiet my stomach until dinner.
- To decide or agree to do more than one can finally accomplish.
- To respond to a comment in an angry or reproachful way.
- To face a painful situation bravely and stoically.
- To fall dead, especially in combat.
- To be defeated.
- To come to an end.
- To repay generosity or kindness with ingratitude and injury.
- to clamp the jaws and teeth (onto something)
- to attempt more than one is capable of
- to insult or harm a benefactor
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of bite
- Middle English biten from Old English bītan bheid- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English biten, from Old English bītan, from Proto-Germanic *bītaną, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeyd- (“to split”). Cognates include West Frisian bite, Low German bieten, Dutch bijten, Swedish bita, German beißen, Danish bide, Gothic (beitan), and through Indo-European, Ancient Greek φείδομαι (pheidomai), Sanskrit भिद् (bhid, “to break”), Latin findo (“split”).