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English definition of “bite back (at sb/sth)”

bite back (at sb/sth)

phrasal verb with bite     /baɪt/ verb (bit, bitten)
to react angrily , especially to someone who has done something unpleasant to you: A cricket club has bitten back at vandals by covering its roof with razor-sharp security wire .
(Definition of bite back (at sb/sth) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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