Fifty years earlier, Peter—then a high-school kid from Forest Hills, Queens—was bitten by a radioactive spider.
But the title of Best Death definitely belongs to Bob Stookey, who got bitten by a zombie then captured by cannibals.
She also was a “born entertainer” and “was bitten by the performing bug” at an early age, he said.
City Hall security in Toronto had better be on high alert if Ford really has been bitten by the snake.
A commenter called bobvious claimed that “more people have been bitten by Chihuahuas in my presence than any other breed.”
I myself was bitten once by the Regatta Bacteria, and very painful it was.
The end of those who are bitten by the moccasin is not pretty to see, and besides, I had business.
Narth's teeth cracked loudly together and his face twisted with the pain of a bitten tongue.
Today, senor, through your own heedlessness you were bitten by a venomous snake.
The ship's rats had evidently had a good feed, for many of the fish were gnawed and bitten.
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.