bite

(redirected from bit the bullet)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Idioms, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
Legend
Synonym
Antonym
Related
  • all
  • verb
  • noun

Synonyms for bite

Synonyms for bite

to seize, as food, with the teeth

to consume gradually, as by chemical reaction or friction

to feel or cause to feel a sensation of heat or discomfort

a small portion of food

a light meal

Synonyms

Synonyms for bite

a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person

a small amount of solid food

a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin

a light informal meal

(angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait

wit having a sharp and caustic quality

a strong odor or taste property

the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws

a portion removed from the whole

to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws

cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort

penetrate or cut, as with a knife

Related Words

deliver a sting to

Synonyms

Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
TROUBLED PD Ports' parent Babcock & Brown Infrastructure finally bit the bullet and put the Teesport operator on the market this month.
The top broadcaster finally bit the bullet and agreed to a pay cut.
Salernitana's home Serie B clash with Frosinone bit the bullet because an unexploded wartime bomb was found near their ground.
PATIENTS and staff at Good Hope Hospital bit the bullet and joined forces for a mass diet in aid of the British Heart Foundation.
It's time the Government bit the bullet and encouraged a wider debate so that the public have the facts about our energy options.
Another climber was feeling the altitude but bit the bullet and kept going until we came to a rocky plateau.