bite into (something or someone)

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bite into (something or someone)

1. Literally, to clench between one's teeth, as of food. I can't wait to bite into my hamburger—I'm so hungry! Unfortunately, I didn't realize the casserole was still cold until I bit into it.
2. To cause one physical pain, as of the wind. When I couldn't stand the icy wind biting into me anymore, I ran for the ski lodge.
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bite into something

 
1. Lit. to press one's teeth into something. As he bit into the apple, the juices ran down his chin. Lily bit into the sandwich and smiled.
2. Fig. [for the wind or something similar] to blow sharply against someone, causing a stinging pain. The cold wind bit into poor Wally, who only has a light jacket. The frigid air bit into my exposed skin.
See also: bite
References in classic literature ?
I had of course long been used to a halter and a headstall, and to be led about in the fields and lanes quietly, but now I was to have a bit and bridle; my master gave me some oats as usual, and after a good deal of coaxing he got the bit into my mouth, and the bridle fixed, but it was a nasty thing