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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

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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

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deliver a sting to

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O2 deserves some praise for finally biting the bullet and abolishing these ridiculous charges.
Spokesman Neil Mercier said: "Uncertainty is a key barrier to people biting the bullet and setting up their own business.
If we want to continue to enjoy the quality of life we have, we have to take some serious looks at biting the bullet on these bond measures to improve our infrastructure.
They were so popular with many of the rich institutions in the world, [that] they were always able to avoid biting the bullet.
The Mayor of Llandudno Coun Brian Bertola said: "Something needs to be done, but now they are biting the bullet it comes as a nasty shock.