Translation of "bite" - English-Portuguese dictionary


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

B1 to cut something using your teeth

She bit into an apple.
He was bitten by a dog.
bite someone’s head off

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

soltar os cachorros em cima de alguém
I only asked if I could help – there’s no need to bite my head off!
bite off more than you can chew

to try to do something that is too difficult for you

ter mais olhos que barriga
We bit off more than we could chew when we tried to build our own house.
he, she, etc. won’t bite

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

não te vai morder
Just go and ask her – she won’t bite.
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

mordida, dentada, picada
mosquito bites

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