Translation of "bite" - English-Spanish dictionary

bite

verb uk /baɪt/ (present participle biting, past tense bit, past participle bitten)

B1 to cut something using your teeth

morder
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

echar la bronca a alguien
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

intentar abarcar demasiado
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

no te va a comer
Just go and ask her – she won’t bite.
noun uk /baɪt/

a piece taken from food when you bite it

mordisco
She took a bite from her pizza.

an injury caused when an animal or insect bites you

picadura
mosquito bites

(Translation of “bite” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

bite

verb /bait/ (past tense bit /bit/, past participle bitten /ˈbitn/)

to seize, grasp or tear (something) with the teeth or jaws

morder, picar (pez, etc)
The dog bit his leg
He was bitten by a mosquito.
biting adjective

very cold and causing discomfort

penetrante, cortante
a biting wind.

wounding or hurtful

mordaz, incisivo
a biting remark.
bite the dust

(informal) to fail; to be unsuccessful

morder el polvo
That’s another scheme which has bitten the dust.

(Translation of “bite” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)