Translation of "bite" - English-Italian dictionary


verb uk /baɪt/ us /bɑɪt/ present participle biting, past tense bit, past participle bitten

B1 to cut something using your teeth

mordere, morsicare
She bit into an apple. Ha morso una mela.
He was bitten by a dog. È stato morso da un cane.
bite someone’s head off

to speak to someone in a quick, angry way, for no good reason

aggredire qualcuno, mangiarsi vivo qualcuno
I only asked if I could help – there’s no need to bite my head off! Ho solo chiesto se potevo aiutare. Non c’è bisogno di aggredirmi.
bite off more than you can chew

to try to do something that is too difficult for you

fare il passo più lungo della gamba
We bit off more than we could chew when we tried to build our own house. Abbiamo fatto il passo più lungo della gamba quando abbiamo cercato di fare da noi a costruire la nostra casa.
he, she, etc. won’t bite

you do not need to be frightened of a particular person or thing

non ti morde/mangia mica!
Just go and ask her – she won’t bite. Vai a chiederglielo – vedrai che non ti mangia.
noun uk /baɪt/ us /bɑɪt/

a piece taken from food when you bite it

She took a bite from her pizza.

an injury caused when an animal or insect bites you

morso, puntura (d’insetto)
mosquito bites punture di zanzara

(Translation of “bite” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)