Definition of bite back phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bite back

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

bite back

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bite back at somebody

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bite back at something

 
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to react angrily, especially when somebody has criticized or harmed you The election was a chance for the people to bite back at the government.
to stop yourself from saying something or from showing your feelings She bit back her anger.
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