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English definition of “bite”

bite

noun [C] (USE OF TEETH)   /bɑɪt/
the act of using your teeth to cut and tear something, or the piece torn away: He took a few bites of the chicken and drank some water . A bite is also a sore place on the surface of your skin made by an insect : mosquito bites In fishing , a bite is a fish taking a hook in its mouth .
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