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English definition of “bite”


verb [I/T] (USE TEETH)   /bɑɪt/ (past tense and past participle bit  /bɪt/, past participle bitten  /ˈbɪt·ən/)
to use your teeth to cut into something: [I/T] He bit (into) the apple . [I/T] You have to teach your children not to bite (other kids ). If an insect bites, it breaks the surface of the skin of a person and leaves a sore place : [I] We can’t eat outside tonight – the mosquitoes are biting. A fish bites when it takes a fishing hook into its mouth : [I] We were on the lake all day , but the fish just weren’t biting.
(Definition of bite verb (USE TEETH) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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