bite

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Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
bite

Third person singular
bites

Simple past
bit

Past participle
bitten

Present participle
biting

people biting some food
an insect biting a person

(transitive & intransitive)

  1. If a person or animal bites something, they put it between their teeth and squeeze.
    I'm afraid of dogs. I think they'll bite me.
  2. If an insect bites someone, it puts a substance into your skin.

Noun[change]

Singular
bite

Plural
bites

  1. One bite is the amount of food that can go in your mouth at one time.
  2. An insect bite is the itchy mark on the skin of a person or animal where an insect has bitten them.