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Main Entry: 1bite
Inflected Form(s): bit /bit/; bitĚten /bit-n/; bitĚing /bt-i/
Etymology: Old English btan "to bite, grip with the teeth" --related to BEETLE 1: to seize, grip, or cut into with or as if with teeth <bite an apple> 2: to wound, pierce, or sting <bitten by a snake> <a mosquito bit me> 3: to cause to smart : STING <pepper bites the mouth> 4: to eat into <acid biting into metal> 5: to take bait <the fish are biting> 6: to respond to something tempting - bite the dust: to fall dead especially in battle