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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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Until now, the axed dancers were little better than her, but Ann's remaining means good dancers, who have sweated and strained to perfect their dancing, will bite the dust.
EastEnders actor Ricky Groves became the latest celebrity dancer to bite the dust last night.
The refereeing fraternity has been heavily hit - and more refs could bite the dust.
In between acts members of The Gunfighters club put on an impressive shoot-out in which a Clint Eastwood lookalike made 16 men bite the dust. The band Campbells County were top of the bill after a day of almost non-stop country music.
LIVERPOOL are set to offer Maik Taylor an unlikely Premier League lifeline if Birmingham City bite the dust this afternoon.
ACTOR Phil Glenister won't take DCI Gene Hunt into the 90s and predicts he will bite the dust after new time travel drama Ashes to Ashes.
The works are a source of some colorful details (Koons's famed stint as a MOMA membership salesman, for example, reportedly saw him don a series of office-clown outfits including "paper bibs, two ties worn simultaneously, loud polka-dot shirts, a sequined jacket and an inflatable flower which he would wrap around his neck"), yet it would be a stretch to claim that we learn much from McEwen's efficient summaries other than who we'd be saddest (or most gratified) to see bite the dust.