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

bite back (at sb/sth)

verb uk phrasal verb with bite   /baɪt/ (bit, bitten) us  
to react angrily, especially to someone who has done something unpleasant to you: A youth club has bitten back at vandals by covering its roof with razor-sharp security wire.
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