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bite /bait/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- sự cắn, sự ngoạm; miếng cắn; vết cắn
- sự châm, sự đốt; nốt đốt (muỗi, ong...)
- miếng (thức ăn); thức ăn
- a bite of food: một miếng ăn
- without bite and sup: không cơm nước gì cả
- sự đau nhức, sự nhức nhối của vết thương
- sự bám chắt, sự ăn sâu (mỏ neo, phanh, đinh ốc...)
- vị cay tê (gừng, hạt tiêu...)
- (nghĩa bóng) sự châm biếm, sự chua cay (lời nói)
- (bất qui tắc) động từ bit; bitten/bittn/, bit
- cắn, ngoạm
- to bite one's nails: cắn móng tay
- châm đốt; đâm vào (gươm...)
- to be badly bitten by mosquitoes: bị muỗi đốt nhiều quá
- làm đau, làm nhột; ăn mòn; làm cay tê (thức ăn)
- the frost will bite the fruit blossom: sương giá sẽ làm chột mầm quả
- strong acids bite metals: axit mạnh ăn mòn kim loại
- peper and ginger bite the tongue: hạt tiêu và gừng làm cay tê lưỡi
- cắn câu ((nghĩa đen), (nghĩa bóng))
- bám chắt, ăn sâu, bắt vào
- the screw does not bite: đinh ốc không bắt vào được
- the anchor does not bite: neo không bám chắc
- the brake will not bite: phanh không ăn
- to bite the dust (ground, sand)
- to bite off more than one can chew
- cố làm việc gì quá sức mình
+a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
+a small amount of solid food; a mouthful
+a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
+a light informal meal
+(angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait
+wit having a sharp and caustic quality
+a strong odor or taste property
+the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
+a portion removed from the whole
+to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws
+cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort
+penetrate or cut, as with a knife
+deliver a sting to
Advanced English Dictionary
1 nip; chew, gnaw:
That dog of yours bit a piece out of my ankle.
She was bitten by a mosquito.
3 mouthful, morsel, scrap, bit, piece, taste; snack, Slang nosh:
The survivors hadn't had a bite of food for three days. Come round for a bite on Sunday evening before the concert.
These mosquito bites itch horribly.
verb, nounCollocation Dictionary
1 ~ (into / through / off sth) to use your teeth to cut into or through sth: [VN] She was bitten by the family dog. + Stop biting your nails! + [V] She bit into a ripe juicy pear. + Does your dog bite? + (spoken) Come here! I won't bite! (= you don't need to be afraid) + He bit off a large chunk of bread / He bit a large chunk of bread off.
of insect / snake
2 to wound sb by making a small hole or mark in their skin: [VN] We were badly bitten by mosquitoes. + [V] Most European spiders don't bite.
3 [V] if a fish bites, it takes food from the hook of a FISHING LINE and may get caught
4 [V] to have an unpleasant effect: The recession is beginning to bite.
Idioms: be bitten by sth to develop a strong interest in or enthusiasm for sth: He's been bitten by the travel bug.
bite the bullet (informal) to start to deal with an unpleasant or difficult situation which cannot be avoided: I wasn't happy with the way my career was going so I decided to bite the bullet and look for another job.
ORIGIN From the custom of giving soldiers a bullet to bite on during a medical operation without anaesthetic.
bite the dust (informal)
1 to fail, or to be defeated or destroyed: Thousands of small businesses bite the dust every year.
2 (humorous) to die
bite the hand that feeds you to harm sb who has helped you or supported you
bite your lip to stop yourself from saying sth or from showing an emotion
bite off more than you can chew to try to do too much, or sth that is too difficult
bite your tongue to stop yourself from saying sth that might upset sb or cause an argument, although you want to speak: I didn't believe her explanation but I bit my tongue.
I, etc. could have bitten my / his / her tongue out / off used when sb says sth stupid or embarrassing and immediately wishes they had not said it
more at HEAD n., ONCE adv.
Phrasal Verbs: bite back (at sb/sth) to react angrily, especially when sb has criticized or harmed you: The election was a chance for the people to bite back at the government.
bite sth<->back to stop yourself from saying sth or from showing your feelings: She bit back her anger.
bite into sth to cut into the surface of sth: The horses' hooves bit deep into the soft earth.
1 [C] an act of biting: The dog gave me a playful bite. + He has to wear a brace to correct his bite (= the way the upper and lower teeth fit together).
2 [C] a small piece of food that you can bite from a larger piece: She took a couple of bites of the sandwich. + He didn't eat a bite of his dinner (= he ate nothing).
3 a ~ (to eat) [sing.] (informal) a small amount of food; a small meal: How about a bite of lunch? + We just have time for a bite to eat before the movie.
of insect / animal
4 [C] a wound made by an animal or insect: Dog bites can get infected. + a mosquito / snake bite
5 [U] a pleasant strong taste: Cheese will add extra bite to any pasta dish.
6 [sing.] a sharp cold feeling: There's a bite in the air tonight.
7 [U] a quality that makes sth effective or powerful: The performance had no bite to it. + The sun had lost some of its bite by then.
8 [C] the act of a fish biting food on a hook: The fishermen waited all afternoon for a bite.
See also - FROSTBITE, LOVE BITE, SOUND BITE
Idioms: a bite at / of the cherry (BrE) an opportunity to do sth: You only get one bite at the cherry in life. + They were eager for a second bite of the cherry.
more at BARK n.
1 act of biting/amount of food
VERB + BITE
She tried to talk between bites.
| ~ from
I took a bite from the apple.
| ~ of
Can I have a bite of your sandwich?
| ~ out of
She took a bite out of the slab of cake.
2 of an insect/animal
insect, mosquito, snake, etc.
VERB + BITE
I got a lot of mosquito bites last night.
BITE + NOUN
a bite from a poisonous snake
3 small amount to eat
VERB + BITE
We managed to grab a bite at the theatre before the show started.
a quick bite of lunch
a bite to eat
We'll have a bite to eat in town.
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