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bite

noun
 
 
/baɪt/
the bite of sth the harmful effect of something: Homeowners need to be protected from the bite of tax increases.
take a bite out of sth to reduce the number or amount of something: The budget deficit has taken a big bite out of federal funds.
[C] IT another spelling of byte
(Definition of bite noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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