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bite

1. verb To respond to an invitation or ad, often a dishonest or misleading one. I tried to trick my brother into cleaning my room, but he didn't bite.
2. verb To be bad or seem ominous. I'm surprised he was nice to you—he usually bites.
3. verb To steal or take something. Aw man, somebody bit my notes, so I couldn't study at lunch.
4. verb, slang To be annoying or disappointing. Oh, that TV show bites. This season has been so stupid that I just can't watch it.
5. noun A meal, often one that is small or doesn't take long to prepare or eat. A shortened form of the phrase "a bite to eat." We don't have a lot of time, so let's just grab a quick bite before the movie starts. Let's pull off at the next rest stop to grab a bite.

not a bit

Not a single, tiny bit; not at all. A: "Are you nervous at all about tonight's fight?" B: "Not a bit. This is what I've been training for." I don't get a bit of gratitude from my children for everything you do to keep them happy and healthy. That joke is not a bit funny.
See also: bit, not

not one bit

Not a single, tiny bit; not at all. A: "Are you nervous at all about tonight's fight?" B: "Not one bit. This is what I've been training for." I don't get one bit of gratitude from my children for everything you do to keep them happy and healthy.
See also: bit, not, one

bit

1. n. a jail sentence. (Underworld.) Mooshoo did a two-year bit in Sing Sing.
2. n. a small theatrical part. (From bit part.) It was just a bit, but I needed the money.
3. n. any part of an act; any isolated activity or presentation. I didn’t like that bit concerning penalties.
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Boart Longyear said that the complete series of Longyear Diamond Drilling Bits is now available.
Various injuries occur from different mammalian bites. Dogs have strong jaws and blunt broad teeth that together cause injury by crushing and shearing resulting in significant soft tissue damage.
Many vendors around the globe have started to treat bit coins as a legal method of payment.
In order to reflect the overall wear loss variation of the diamond bit accurately, the bit was taken down after every hole was drilled on the bulletproof ceramics and then was washed cleanly and dried for weighing with a precise analytical balance.
There is also the chance some people can also suffer extreme allergic reactions to horsefly bites.
If he bites too hard while nursing, Mom might just get up and walk away, taking the milk bar with her.
Unlike roller cones, these PDC bits are one-piece matrix bodies with no moving parts.
* The least significant bit (LSB) A0 of multiplicand is multiplied vertically by LSB bit B0 of the multiplier, get their product S0 and this S0 is the LSB of result (S0).
A: Definition of Bit Coins can vary from a person to other person.
UMX bits are engineered to outperform existing bit technology in a wide range of drilling conditions and ground formations.
BIT Group has combined its two California facilities--San Diego-based 'BIT MedTech and Irvine-based Source Scientific LLC)--to form BIT USA Inc.
A centric conical tip guides the bit and results in rounder holes, which is particularly important when setting anchors or fasteners.
Atlas Copco has developed a new drill bit specifically for softer overburden in geology like that of Wyoming's Powder River Basin (PRB).
Surface Grip, the company indicated, is an innovative, industry-leading solution to the commonly seen problem that conventional bit holders can't provide firm grips on bits when notches on bit's hexagonal points are stripped after long time of use.