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  1. [noun] a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person

  2. [noun] a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
    Synonyms: morsel, bit

  3. [noun] a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
    Synonyms: sting, insect

  4. [noun] a light informal meal
    Synonyms: collation, snack

  5. [noun] (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; "after fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite"

  6. [noun] wit having a sharp and caustic quality; "he commented with typical pungency"; "the bite of satire"
    Synonyms: pungency

  7. [noun] a strong odor or taste property; "the pungency of mustard"; "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange spices"
    Synonyms: pungency, sharpness

  8. [noun] the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
    Synonyms: chomp

  9. [noun] a portion removed from the whole; "the government's weekly bite from my paycheck"

  10. [verb] to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her"
    Synonyms: seize with teeth

  11. [verb] cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
    Synonyms: sting, burn

  12. [verb] penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the surface"

  13. [verb] deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"
    Synonyms: sting, prick


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