- 1[countable] an act of biting The dog gave me a playful bite. He has to wear a brace to correct his bite (= the way the upper and lower teeth fit together). food
- 2[countable] a small piece of food that you can bite from a larger piece She took a couple of bites of the sandwich. He didn't eat a bite of his dinner (= he ate nothing).
- 3a bite (to eat) [singular] (informal) a small amount of food; a small meal a bite to eat before the movie. Let's go grab a bite. of insect/animal
- 4[countable] a wound made by an animal or insect Dog bites can get infected. a mosquito/snake bite strong taste
- 5[uncountable] a pleasant strong taste Cheese will add extra bite to any pasta dish. cold
- 6 [singular] a sharp, cold feeling There's a bite in the air tonight. powerful effect
- 7[uncountable] a quality that makes something effective or powerful The performance had no bite to it. The sun had lost some of its bite by then. of fish
- 8[countable] the act of a fish biting food on a hook The fishermen waited all afternoon for a bite. see also frostbite, sound bite Idioms
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to reduce something by a large amount Insurance costs can take a bite out of your retirement funds.
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