You cannot leave a society broken because it will rise up again and bite you.
Her sentences made you want to bite into them—and juices would spill out.
Curiously, even the dark meat does not ooze rivers of juice when you bite it.
If you hurry, you'll still find sun-kissed yellows, rusty reds, and an orange so piquant you'll want a bite out of it.
Police acknowledge that the dog did bite the woman—but not before she bit him first.
You would get hold of the end and unwind it, just as I bite off this knot.
Procinus, however, was spared to die of the bite of a viper.
The creature was over seven feet long, and a bite from its fangs would quickly have proved fatal.
Won't you stop for a bite and fresh water with friends of the cause?
It had seized the shaft of the harpoon, which had broken in two, and was endeavouring to bite through the rope.
Old English bitan (class I strong verb; past tense bat, past participle biten), from Proto-Germanic *bitan (cf. Old Saxon bitan, Old Norse and Old Frisian bita, Middle Dutch biten, Dutch bijten, German beissen, Gothic beitan "to bite"), from PIE root *bheid- "to split, crack" (see fissure).
To bite the bullet is said to be 1700s military slang, from old medical custom of having the patient bite a lead bullet during an operation to divert attention from pain and reduce screaming. Figurative use from 1891; the custom itself attested from 1840s. To bite (one's) tongue "refrain from speaking" is 1590s. To bite the dust "die" is 1750 (Latin had the same image; cf. Virgil: procubuit moriens et humum semel ore momordit). To bite off more than one can chew (c.1880) is U.S. slang, from plug tobacco.
c.1200, from bite (v).
v. bit (bĭt), bit·ten (bĭt'n) or bit, bit·ing, bites
To cut, grip, or tear with the teeth.
To pierce the skin of with the teeth, fangs, or mouthparts.
The act of biting.
A puncture or laceration of the skin by the teeth of an animal or the mouthparts of an insect or similar organism.