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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybite at
he/she/itbites at
present participlebiting at
past tensebit at
past participlebitten at
  1. bite at someone/something to try to bite something without in fact managing to bite it

    The animals might bite at your fingers if you put them through the fence.

See also main entry: bite

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snap election

a general election … that is called earlier than expected

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