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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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Tom Cummings and John Cahill failed in their bid to take the money in the bonus fund, their selection, Beaver Lodge, biting the dust to trigger a pounds 63,613 rollover for that pool.
that 94 percent of all small-business bills are printed on paper--and that's a lot of trees biting the dust.
Before biting the dust, she had her day at the market.
Biting the dust again just as the going gets tough.
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