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bite off

To use the teeth to pull off something. The bitten item can be named before or after "off." We had to take the dog to the vet after he bit off and ate a piece of a questionable-looking plant. Once the lollipop was soft enough, I bit it off the stick
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bite something off

to remove something in a bite. Ann bit a piece off and chewed it up. She bit off a piece.
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RSPCA Chief inspector Byron Hall said two men in their 20s accepted a challenge to put a mouse in their mouth and bite off its tail.
That's a lot to bite off and that doesn't count the features we include about improving your district's Web site, how to build space for the growing pre-K movement, and the specific challenges that special education children face under NCLB.
But it is not likely that a dinosaur would even try to bite off those horns.
They should not be asked to bite off the whole state.
Every organization that deploys a KM systems system must decide on how much to bite off in the first deployment.
He suggests they should model their hands before snatching them and trying to bite off their fingernails.