On State of the Union, Powell says Obama may be biting off a bit more than he can chew.
Wash rice and add to the boiling water, let it cook until the rice becomes soft (you can test this by biting a few grains).
Or once in a while the rodent will spread infection by biting causing a disease called, chillingly enough, rat bite fever.
You get the biting of the placenta and you get Renesmee biting her without necessarily seeing it.
Crowe has allegeldy even offered to arrange a private screening just for Francis, but so far the Vatican is not biting.
The young man thought a while, staring at the ground and biting his lips.
"You shall hear from me, sir," said the officer, biting his lips.
She laughed merrily, biting her full red lips the moment afterward to check the sound.
"Crooked as a dog's hind legs," snarled Lewis, biting viciously at his cigar.
A trespasser, I believe, if the truth were known, upon the provender you would fain have been biting at just now.
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.