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bite back (at sb/sth)

phrasal verb with bite uk   us   /baɪt/ verb (bit, bitten)
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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