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noun
  1. 1
    an act of cutting or breaking something using your teeth in order to eat it

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    1. a.
      an amount of food that you bite with your teeth

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  2. 2

    a bite

    or

    a bite to eat

    a small meal, especially one that you eat in a hurry

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    1. a.
      a small piece of food prepared so that you can eat it in one bite

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  3. 3
    an instance of an animal biting someone

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    1. a.
      a mark or injury where an animal or insect has bitten you

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  4. 4
    a pull at the hook when you are fishing, made by a fish trying to take the bait on the hook

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  5. 5
    a very cold feeling

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  6. 6
    a pleasant bitter or strong taste

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