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*bite (to eat)

to get something to eat; to get food that can be eaten quickly. (*Typically: get ~; grab ~; have~.) I need a few minutes to grab a bite to eat. Bob often tries to get a bite between meetings.

bite

1. in. to accept a deception; to fall for something; to respond to a come-on. We put up a sign advertising free pop, but nobody bit.
2. in. [for someone or something] to be bad or threatening. My dad bites, but don’t worry, he’s in a good mood.
3. in. to be irritating. (More severe than to suck, as in It sucks.) This party bites. Sko.
4. tv. to copy something without permission; to steal something. Sue bit a copy of my term paper, and I almost got in trouble.

bite

/hold (one's) tongue
To be or keep silent.
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It is possible that recent changes in supervisory staff have resulted in a looser supervision of canine handlers with a resulting increase in bites,'' Bobb wrote.
Within hours of the bite, blisters developed on the lid.
Los Angeles attorney Kenneth Phillips, considered the nation's leading expert in dog bite law, said it's a travesty that insurance companies are avoiding paying for bite claims.
Second Bite enables merchants to motivate consumers to complete previously started online purchases through a real-time data collection system and personalized e-mail campaign.
Insurance companies are looking closely at the potential for increasing liability costs and jury awards for dog bites and either excluding liability coverage for dog bites, or not offering coverage at all,'' said Nanci Kramer, spokeswoman for the California Department of Insurance.
According to the Kibbles 'n Bits Brushing Bites survey recently conducted by Harris Interactive(R):
Believing that every day is Earth Day, Ideal Bite provides weekday tips to the 36,000 subscribers it attracted after launching last June, and their subscriber growth continues to expand by 22 percent per month.
Gates points out that practically every fast-food chain offers a cookie-cutter style fish sandwich during Lent, but it takes a company like Long John Silver's to offer an exciting menu item like Lobster Bites.
The scene opens in a Pizza Hut restaurant with a teen-age boy having dinner with his family and placing an order for the new Cheesy Bites Pizza.
Wrapped in dough and lightly seasoned on the outside with garlic butter flavor before being baked to a golden brown, the cheese bites are connected to surround the pizza and take the place of a traditional crust edge.
Sales teams now have one, unified view of every sales opportunity, including the prospect's profile, the history of all contact between Bite and the prospect, and the prospect's product interests.
We are proud that Bite is implementing the latest Ericsson technologies", said Bengt Forss, President of Ericsson Lithuania.
Bite GSM has just completed the first of a two-phase project to implement NetCracker's OSS solution.
In addition to the do-it-yourself capabilities of the ICR, DataBites houses Bite Central, a large user created exchange of defined DataBites culled from the Internet's most entertaining and informative sites.
Edison, who was nearly deaf, designed a bite bar to enable him to hear the sounds of his phonograph through his inner ear.