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bite

  

      vb   , bites, biting, bit, bitten  
1    to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws  
2    (of animals, insects, etc.) to injure by puncturing or tearing (the skin or flesh) with the teeth, fangs, etc., esp. as a natural characteristic  
3    tr   to cut or penetrate, as with a knife  
4    (of corrosive material such as acid) to eat away or into  
5    to smart or cause to smart; sting  
mustard bites the tongue     
6    intr     (Angling)   (of a fish) to take or attempt to take the bait or lure  
7    to take firm hold of or act effectively upon  
8    to grip or hold (a workpiece) with a tool or chuck  
9    (of a screw, thread, etc.) to cut into or grip (an object, material, etc.)  
10    tr  
Informal   to annoy or worry  
what's biting her?     
11    often passive  
Slang   to cheat  
12    tr; often foll by: for     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
slang   to ask (for); scrounge from  
13    bite off more than one can chew         
Informal   to attempt a task beyond one's capability  
14    bite the bullet   to face up to (pain, trouble, etc.) with fortitude; be stoical  
15    bite someone's head off   to respond harshly and rudely (to)  
16    bite the dust      See       dust       11  
17    bite the hand that feeds one   to repay kindness with injury or ingratitude  
18    once bitten, twice shy   after an unpleasant experience one is cautious in similar situations  
19    put the bite on (someone)     (Austral)  
slang   to ask (someone) for money  
      n  
20    the act of biting  
21    a thing or amount bitten off  
22    a wound, bruise, or sting inflicted by biting  
23      (Angling)   an attempt by a fish to take the bait or lure  
24    Informal   an incisive or penetrating effect or quality  
tthat's a question with a bite     
25    a light meal; snack  
26    a cutting, stinging, or smarting sensation  
27    the depth of cut of a machine tool  
28    the grip or hold applied by a tool or chuck to a workpiece  
29      (Dentistry)   the angle or manner of contact between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed naturally  
30    the surface of a file or rasp with cutting teeth  
31    the corrosive action of acid, as on a metal etching plate  
     (Old English bitan; related to Latin findere to split, Sanskrit bhedati he splits)  
  biter      n  


bite back  
      vb   tr, adv   to restrain (a hurtful, embarrassing, or indiscreet remark); avoid saying  
sound bite  
      n   a short pithy sentence or phrase extracted from a longer speech for use on radio or television  
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bite  
      vb   , bites, biting, bit, bitten  
1    to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws  
2    (of animals, insects, etc.) to injure by puncturing or tearing (the skin or flesh) with the teeth, fangs, etc., esp. as a natural characteristic  
3    tr   to cut or penetrate, as with a knife  
4    (of corrosive material such as acid) to eat away or into  
5    to smart or cause to smart; sting  
mustard bites the tongue     
6    intr     (Angling)   (of a fish) to take or attempt to take the bait or lure  
7    to take firm hold of or act effectively upon  
8    to grip or hold (a workpiece) with a tool or chuck  
9    (of a screw, thread, etc.) to cut into or grip (an object, material, etc.)  
10    tr  
Informal   to annoy or worry  
what's biting her?     
11    often passive  
Slang   to cheat  
12    tr; often foll by: for     (Austral. and N.Z.)  
slang   to ask (for); scrounge from  
13    bite off more than one can chew  
Informal   to attempt a task beyond one's capability  
14    bite the bullet   to face up to (pain, trouble, etc.) with fortitude; be stoical  
15    bite someone's head off   to respond harshly and rudely (to)  
16    bite the dust      See       dust       11  
17    bite the hand that feeds one   to repay kindness with injury or ingratitude  
18    once bitten, twice shy   after an unpleasant experience one is cautious in similar situations  
19    put the bite on (someone)     (Austral)  
slang   to ask (someone) for money  
      n  
20    the act of biting  
21    a thing or amount bitten off  
22    a wound, bruise, or sting inflicted by biting  
23      (Angling)   an attempt by a fish to take the bait or lure  
24    Informal   an incisive or penetrating effect or quality  
tthat's a question with a bite     
25    a light meal; snack  
26    a cutting, stinging, or smarting sensation  
27    the depth of cut of a machine tool  
28    the grip or hold applied by a tool or chuck to a workpiece  
29      (Dentistry)   the angle or manner of contact between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed naturally  
30    the surface of a file or rasp with cutting teeth  
31    the corrosive action of acid, as on a metal etching plate  
     (Old English bitan; related to Latin findere to split, Sanskrit bhedati he splits)  
  biter      n  


bite back  
      vb   tr, adv   to restrain (a hurtful, embarrassing, or indiscreet remark); avoid saying  
sound bite  
      n   a short pithy sentence or phrase extracted from a longer speech for use on radio or television  

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bite

  

      vb  
1    champ, chew, clamp, crunch, crush, cut, gnaw, grip, hold, masticate, nibble, nip, pierce, pinch, rend, seize, snap, tear, wound  
2    burn, corrode, eat away, eat into, erode, smart, sting, tingle, wear away  
      n  
3    itch, nip, pinch, prick, smarting, sting, tooth marks, wound  
4    food, light meal, morsel, mouthful, piece, refreshment, snack, taste  
5    edge, kick     (informal)   piquancy, punch     (informal)   pungency, spice  

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bite off more than one can chew id.
to attempt or take on a task that is way to big and beyond one's capability
I wonder if that craftsman will be able to fulfil the three commitments he took on at the same time; in my opinion he bites off more than he can chew!

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n.
(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
n.
an ambitious woman who thinks her career really matters more than many things and is not willing to compromise on it
exp.
expression used when referring to something that is unlikely to happen soon (not in the time interval that one can resist holding his breath)
E.g.: "Will the economy recover any soon?" - "Don't hold your breath."
id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
exp.
live without being connected to one of more public utilities (such as water, electric power)
exp.
expression meaning that a situation is no longer certain or predictable and that anything can happen
originating from horse racing where "all bets are off" indicated that bets already made were null due to various unpredicted factors
exp.
when you act it has more impact that when you speak only
exp.
telling someone to fight you."do sth !"
[Slang]
v.
wave hand as a sign of rejection, disapproval or lack of interest
v.
to depend on something or on someone to cover the basic expenses
E.g.: He lived off the money he inherited from his father while he had been working as a volunteer.
adj.
a person with more power or authority than others
Eg.: Your father is one of the dominant man in his section because he is boss.
q.
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
exp.
laughing my fucking ass off
[Slang];[Arg.]
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