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Synonyms for bite

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  1. bitenoun

    To attack with the teeth.

    That dog is about to bite!


  2. bitenoun

    To take hold; to establish firm contact with.

    I needed snow chains to make the tires bite.


  3. biteverb

    To sting.

    These mosquitoes are really biting today!


Princeton's WordNet

  1. bitenoun

    a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person

    sting, bit, pungency, snack, collation, raciness, chomp, morsel, insect bite, sharpness

  2. morsel, bit, bitenoun

    a small amount of solid food; a mouthful

    "all they had left was a bit of bread"

    chip, second, snack, raciness, fleck, routine, insect bite, morsel, flake, pungency, number, moment, chomp, sting, sharpness, mo, scrap, piece, act, snatch, collation, spot, turn, bit, minute

  3. sting, bite, insect bitenoun

    a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin

    confidence game, bunco, bit, morsel, snack, hustle, raciness, insect bite, confidence trick, pungency, chomp, bunko game, con game, gyp, stinging, pang, bunco game, sharpness, con, sting, collation, bunko, flimflam

  4. bite, collation, snacknoun

    a light informal meal

    sting, bit, pungency, snack, collation, raciness, chomp, morsel, insect bite, sharpness

  5. bitenoun

    (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait

    "after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite"

    sting, bit, pungency, snack, collation, raciness, chomp, morsel, insect bite, sharpness

  6. pungency, bitenoun

    wit having a sharp and caustic quality

    "he commented with typical pungency"; "the bite of satire"

    sting, snack, bit, chomp, collation, pungency, raciness, insect bite, morsel, sharpness

  7. pungency, bite, sharpness, racinessnoun

    a strong odor or taste property

    "the pungency of mustard"; "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange spices"; "the raciness of the wine"

    acuteness, spiciness, snack, keenness, edge, insect bite, morsel, ribaldry, pungency, chomp, sting, acuity, distinctness, raciness, gaminess, sharpness, collation, asperity, bit

  8. bite, chompnoun

    the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws

    sting, bit, pungency, snack, collation, raciness, chomp, morsel, insect bite, sharpness

  9. biteverb

    a portion removed from the whole

    "the government's weekly bite from my paycheck"

    sting, bit, pungency, snack, collation, raciness, chomp, morsel, insect bite, sharpness

  10. bite, seize with teethverb

    to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws

    "Gunny invariably tried to bite her"

    seize with teeth, prick, sting, burn

  11. bite, sting, burnverb

    cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort

    "The sun burned his face"

    stick, burn down, seize with teeth, burn, prick, burn up, cut, twinge, incinerate, sunburn, sting, combust, burn off, cauterize, glow, cauterise, fire

  12. biteverb

    penetrate or cut, as with a knife

    "The fork bit into the surface"

    seize with teeth, prick, sting, burn

  13. sting, bite, prickverb

    deliver a sting to

    "A bee stung my arm yesterday"

    sting, seize with teeth, goad, stick, prick, burn, prickle, twinge, prick up, cock up

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. biteverb

    gnaw, chew, champ

  2. biteverb

    blast, nip (as frost)

  3. biteverb

    defraud, deceive, cheat, dupe, trick, gull, overreach, jockey, cozen, chouse, outwit, bamboozle, diddle, impose upon, beguile, mislead, inveigle, gammon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bitenoun

    mouthful, wheal

  2. biteverb

    champ, nibble, chew, sting, smart, tingle, take hold of, adhere, nip, blight, blast

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bite":

    piece, bitten, iub, bites, mouthful, sting, cock, dick, bit, shot, hunk

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How to use bite in a sentence?

  1. James Sulikowski:

    It was pretty awesome, we were excited to see it being released in great condition, then to see it turn around in typical mako fashion and bite the boat was spectacular. It was making a statement: ‘You caught me, now I’m going to catch you so we’re even.'.

  2. Enid Bagnold:

    It's not till sex has died out between a man and a woman that they can really love. And now I mean affection. Now I mean to be fond of (as one is fond of oneself) --to hope, to be disappointed, to live inside the other heart. When I look back on the pain of sex, the love like a wild fox so ready to bite, the antagonism that sits like a twin beside love, and contrast it with affection, so deeply unrepeatable, of two people who have lived a life together (and of whom one must die) it's the affection I find richer. It's that I would have again. Not all those doubtful rainbow colors.

  3. Erik Pevernagie:

    When word-mongering and showboating becomes too maddening, everything may blow up in the face and the mirror will not waver to bite back. ( "The day the mirror was talking back" )

  4. Robert Rodriguez:

    It was n’t a bad bite, Uma Thurman was n’t bleeding or anything, certainly you felt some teeth on flesh. It happens ; people get into their roles.

  5. Flavio Volpe:

    How do you get a bully to back off when their foot is on your neck? Do you plead with them or do you bite the foot?

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Translations for bite

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  • bytAfrikaans
  • عضArabic
  • куса́ць, ўкусі́цьBelarusian
  • ухапване, хапка, захапвам, хапя, отха́пвам, щипя, заха́пвам, жиля, кълваBulgarian
  • দংশন করা, কামড়ানোBengali
  • mossegada, mossegarCatalan, Valencian
  • mursicà, murdaCorsican
  • kousatCzech
  • bid, bideDanish
  • Bissen, Biss, Stich, beißenGerman
  • mordiEsperanto
  • picar, morderSpanish
  • گاز زدن, گزیدن, گاز گرفتن, نیش زدن, به دندان گرفتنPersian
  • purema, puraisu, pistää, puraista, haukata, purra, syödäFinnish
  • bítaFaroese
  • morsure, piqûre, bouchée, mordre, piquerFrench
  • biteWestern Frisian
  • bain sclamh, bain plaic, bain greimIrish
  • mordedela, mordedura, mordida, morderGalician
  • נשיכה, נגיסה, נשך, נגסHebrew
  • काटनाHindi
  • harapHungarian
  • խայթոց, կծելArmenian
  • gigitIndonesian
  • bítaIcelandic
  • puntura, morso, boccone, morsicatura, pungere, morsicare, abboccare, mordereItalian
  • 咬傷, 噛む, 嚼む, 咬む, 噛み切る, 嚙むJapanese
  • ლუკმა, მოჭმაGeorgian
  • ខាំKhmer
  • 물린데, 묾, 돌리다, 물다, 쏘다, 물어떼다, 깨물다, 속다Korean
  • кесим, тиштердин кабышып турушу, чагуу, тиштөө, кесүү, кабуу, тилке, үзүмKyrgyz
  • mordeo, morsicoLatin
  • Maufel, Bëss, Stach, bäissenLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
  • kodums, kostLatvian
  • wero, tītopeMāori
  • гриз, гри́зење, за́лак, одгри́зува, бо́де, па́ѓа, насе́днува, гри́зе, ка́са, загри́зуваMacedonian
  • കടിMalayalam
  • gigitMalay
  • igdemMaltese
  • ကိုက်Burmese
  • beet, bijten, hapDutch
  • biting, tygge, stikk, bitt, munnfull, bite, bite påNorwegian
  • gryźćPolish
  • mordida, bocada, mordedura, picada, cair, agarrar, abocanhar, morder, picarPortuguese
  • kaniyQuechua
  • morderRomansh
  • înghițitură, mușcătură, înțepa, mușcaRomanian
  • уку́с, укуси́ть, куса́ть, откуси́ть, попа́сться, клева́ть, жа́лить, клю́нуть, отку́сывать, хвата́ть, ужа́лить, купи́тьсяRussian
  • гристи, gristi, угристи, ugristiSerbo-Croatian
  • hrýzaťSlovak
  • ugriz, grižjaj, gristi, ugriznitiSlovene
  • kafshoj, kafshonAlbanian
  • bett, bitande, tugga, munsbit, stick, bitaSwedish
  • mdundoSwahili
  • கடிக்கTamil
  • కుట్టు, కొరుకు, కాటుTelugu
  • газиданTajik
  • กัดThai
  • kagatTagalog
  • ısırık, lokma, ısırmak, sokmakTurkish
  • куса́ти, укуси́тиUkrainian
  • cắnVietnamese
  • Chinese
  • lumaZulu

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