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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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Our study showed that the most common habit in medical students was chewing on lips followed by biting nails. Wood et al9 reported that 21.8% of the sample engaged in chewing on mouth, lips or cheeks and 10.1% engaged in nail biting.
14 -- As what is left of the reputation of the internet pioneer, Yahoo, oscillates widely between confirmation and denial of its new name, Altaba - alternative to Alibaba, the Chinese online giant - billions of Yahoo email users, in addition to its corporate clients at many different levels, are bracing themselves for anxious times ahead while biting nails over the fate of their corresponding email addresses.
12) Biting nails or cuticles: You are not a child, you need to have good-looking nails.
"Our brains are wired to keep biting nails or procrastinating.
Repeatedly biting nails is an indication of your stress levels and is perhaps one of the most common nervous reactions.
DRI is used to increase appropriate behaviour which in this case was not biting nails.
Some of the most popular New Year goals are lose weight, exercise more, quit smoking, giving up junk food and stop biting nails.