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Definition of Biting
BitingBite Bite, v. t. [imp. Bit; p. p. Bitten, Bit; p. pr. &
vb. n. Biting.] [OE. biten, AS. b[=i]tan; akin to D.
bijten, OS. b[=i]tan, OHG. b[=i]zan, G. beissen, Goth.
beitan, Icel. b[=i]ta, Sw. bita, Dan. bide, L. findere to
cleave, Skr. bhid to cleave. [root]87. Cf. Fissure.]
1. To seize with the teeth, so that they enter or nip the
thing seized; to lacerate, crush, or wound with the teeth;
as, to bite an apple; to bite a crust; the dog bit a man.
Such smiling rogues as these, Like rats, oft bite
the holy cords atwain. --Shak.
2. To puncture, abrade, or sting with an organ (of some
insects) used in taking food.
3. To cause sharp pain, or smarting, to; to hurt or injure,
in a literal or a figurative sense; as, pepper bites the
mouth. ``Frosts do bite the meads.' --Shak.
4. To cheat; to trick; to take in. [Colloq.] --Pope.
5. To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the
anchor bites the ground.
The last screw of the rack having been turned so
often that its purchase crumbled, . . . it turned
and turned with nothing to bite. --Dickens.
To bite the dust, To bite the ground, to fall in the
agonies of death; as, he made his enemy bite the dust.
To bite in (Etching), to corrode or eat into metallic
plates by means of an acid.
To bite the thumb at (any one), formerly a mark of
contempt, designed to provoke a quarrel; to defy. ``Do you
bite your thumb at us?' --Shak.
To bite the tongue, to keep silence. --Shak.
Biting Bit"ing, a.
That bites; sharp; cutting; sarcastic; caustic. ``A biting
affliction.' ``A biting jest.' --Shak.
Meaning of Biting from wikipedia
is a common behavior involving
of the jaw. This behavior
in reptiles, mammals, fish and amphibians. Arthropods...
- Nail biting
, also known
(or even erroneously
onyhophagia), is an oral compulsive
habit. It is sometimes described
as a parafunctional...
- Operation Biting
, also known
as the Bruneval
Raid, was a British Combined Operations
raid on a German coastal radar installation
- Biting Elbows
is a Russian indie
rock band that was formed
in 2008 in Moscow. In 2012, they were an opening
act for Guns N' Roses
and Placebo's concerts...
is a family
of flies commonly known
as no-see-ums, or biting
1–3 mm in length. The family includes
more than 5,000 species...
and Sciaridae. They can be both biting
. Most often
they fly in large
clouds. "Gnat" is...
- δέρμα - skin - and φαγεία - eating) is a compulsion disorder
one's own skin, most commonly
at the fingers. This action
- then dipped
in a bath of acid, technically called
(French for "biting
") or etchant, or has acid washed
over it. The acid "bites" into the metal...
- Tail biting
in pigs is an abnormal behavior whereby
a pig uses its teeth
to bite, chew or orally
pigs's tail. Tail biting
is used to...
is an album
led by saxophonist Dexter Gordon recorded
in 1976 and released
on the Danish SteepleChase
label. In his review
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