Found 3 items, similar to bite.
English → Indonesian
bergigit-gigit, gigit, gigitan, mencapit, menggigit
English → English
n 1: a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
2: a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; “all they had left
was a bit of bread”
3: a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger
into skin [syn: sting
, insect bite
4: a light informal meal [syn: collation
5: (angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait; “after
fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite”
6: wit having a sharp and caustic quality; “he commented with
; “the bite of satire”
7: a strong odor or taste property; “the pungency of mustard”
“the sulfurous bite of garlic”
; “the sharpness of strange
8: the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
9: a portion removed from the whole; “the government's weekly
bite from my paycheck”
v 1: to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or
jaws; “Gunny invariably tried to bite her”
[syn: seize with teeth
2: cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; “The sun
burned his face”
3: penetrate or cut, as with a knife; “The fork bit into the
4: deliver a sting to; “A bee stung my arm yesterday”
English → English
, n. [OE. bite, bit, bitt, AS. bite bite, fr.
b[=i]tan to bite, akin to Icel. bit, OS. biti, G. biss. See
, v., and cf. Bit
1. The act of seizing with the teeth or mouth; the act of
wounding or separating with the teeth or mouth; a seizure
with the teeth or mouth, as of a bait; as, to give
anything a hard bite.
I have known a very good fisher angle diligently
four or six hours for a river carp, and not have a
2. The act of puncturing or abrading with an organ for taking
food, as is done by some insects.
3. The wound made by biting; as, the pain of a dog's or
snake's bite; the bite of a mosquito.
4. A morsel; as much as is taken at once by biting.
5. The hold which the short end of a lever has upon the thing
to be lifted, or the hold which one part of a machine has
6. A cheat; a trick; a fraud. [Colloq.]
The baser methods of getting money by fraud and
bite, by deceiving and overreaching. --Humorist.
7. A sharper; one who cheats. [Slang] --Johnson.
8. (Print.) A blank on the edge or corner of a page, owing to
a portion of the frisket, or something else, intervening
between the type and paper.
(b[imac]t), v. t. [imp. Bit
(b[i^]t); p. p.
; p. pr. & vb. n. Biting
biten, AS. b[=i]tan; akin to D. bijten, OS. b[=i]tan, OHG.
b[=i]zan, G. beissen, Goth. beitan, Icel. b[=i]ta, Sw. bita,
Dan. bide, L. findere to cleave, Skr. bhid to cleave.
[root]87. Cf. Fissure
1. To seize with the teeth, so that they enter or nip the
thing seized; to lacerate, crush, or wound with the teeth;
as, to bite an apple; to bite a crust; the dog bit a man.
Such smiling rogues as these,
Like rats, oft bite the holy cords atwain. --Shak.
2. To puncture, abrade, or sting with an organ (of some
insects) used in taking food.
3. To cause sharp pain, or smarting, to; to hurt or injure,
in a literal or a figurative sense; as, pepper bites the
mouth. “Frosts do bite the meads.”
4. To cheat; to trick; to take in. [Colloq.] --Pope.
5. To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the
anchor bites the ground.
The last screw of the rack having been turned so
often that its purchase crumbled, . . . it turned
and turned with nothing to bite. --Dickens.
To bite the dust
, To bite the ground
, to fall in the
agonies of death; as, he made his enemy bite the dust.
To bite in
(Etching), to corrode or eat into metallic
plates by means of an acid.
To bite the thumb at
(any one), formerly a mark of
contempt, designed to provoke a quarrel; to defy. “Do you
bite your thumb at us?”
To bite the tongue
, to keep silence. --Shak.
, v. i.
1. To seize something forcibly with the teeth; to wound with
the teeth; to have the habit of so doing; as, does the dog
2. To cause a smarting sensation; to have a property which
causes such a sensation; to be pungent; as, it bites like
pepper or mustard.
3. To cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or
injure; to have the property of so doing.
At the last it [wine] biteth like serpent, and
stingeth like an adder. --Prov. xxiii.
4. To take a bait into the mouth, as a fish does; hence, to
take a tempting offer.
5. To take or keep a firm hold; as, the anchor bites.