bite off


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Related to bite off: bite someone's head off
  • verb

Synonyms for bite off

bite off with a quick bite

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References in classic literature ?
Sancho promised him with much earnestness to keep his mouth shut, and to bite off his tongue before he uttered a word that was not altogether to the purpose and well considered, and told him he might make his mind easy on that point, for it should never be discovered through him what they were.
While, in the morbid condition of his thoughts, these thoughts drifted over the main one that was always in Clennam's mind, Mr Flintwinch, regarding the opposite house over the gateway with his neck twisted and one eye shut up, stood smoking with a vicious expression upon him; more as if he were trying to bite off the stem of his pipe, than as if he were enjoying it.
The gold may not be so soft as it appears, but it certainly looks as though you could bite off the business ends of the spoons, and stop your own teeth in doing so.
A labourer who was detained after he hacked off four of his fingers with a kitchen knife tried to bite off his lips after cops released him.
The defendant earlier pleaded guilty to the charges and told prosecutors he did not bite off part of the 29-year-old victim's cheek on purpose.