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bite
  • noun
    An act of biting something in order to eat it. (Stephen ate a hot dog in three big bites)
    A piece cut off by biting. (Robyn took a large bite out of her sandwich)
    A sharp or pungent flavor. (a fresh, lemony bite)
    verb
    (of a person or animal) use the teeth to cut into or through something. (he bit off a piece of cheese)
    (of a fish) take the bait or lure on the end of a fishing line into the mouth. (I marvel at how easily and eagerly a chub will bite)
    Make firm contact with a surface. (the brake pads don't bite until they're warmed up)
    (of a policy or situation) take effect, with unpleasant consequences. (the cuts in art education were starting to bite)

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