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bite

verb (USE TEETH)    /baɪt/ (bit, bitten)
B1 [I or T] to use your teeth to cut into something or someone: He bit into the apple . He bites his fingernails .Biting, chewing and swallowingEating [I] When a fish bites, it swallows the food on the hook (= curved piece of wire ) at the end of a fishing line : The fish aren't biting today.FishingCommercial fishing
(Definition of bite verb (USE TEETH) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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