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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theybite off
he/she/itbites off
past tensebit off
past participlebitten off
  1. 1
    to separate something from the main part by biting

    I bit off a chunk of chocolate.

  2. 2
    bite off more than you can chew to try to do too much or something that is too hard for you

    Are you sure you haven’t bitten off more than you can chew with this job?

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