- 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 repay generosity or kindness with ingratitude and injury.
Other Word Forms of Bite
Origin of Bite
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”).
Middle English biten from Old English bītan bheid- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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