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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.

*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.

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.

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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However, the best way to avoid flea bites is to provide flea treatment for your pet.
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The maximum bite force was measured in young healthy volunteers and it was found that the average bite forces in incisor region were 10.6 kg, right molar region 38.5 kg, and left molar region were 40.1 kg.
This was a cross-sectional study conducted after institutional ethical board approval and taking informed consent from the patients at the Department of Orthodontics, FMU and DCD from August 2017 to January 2018, in which orthodontic models and lateral cephalograms records of 100 untreated deep bite subjects were assessed to find out the frequency of local dental and skeletal factors.
The Kruskal-Wallis test was used to compare the bite marks of males and females.
Lack of availability of anti-venom and late presentation to the main facility are two major reasons contributing towards high mortality in victims with snake bite.3
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Some puppies have a naturally soft bite; some joyfully shred flesh without a hint of malice as they engage in normal interactions with the humans who care for them.
Dog bite injuries in children-review data from a South African pediatric trauma unit.
The adder is the only venomous snake in the UK, and the majority of bites occur when a snake is disturbed or deliberately antagonised.
Speaking on the occasion, Lt-General Aamir Riaz said that BITE had been playing important role in imparting vocational and technical education to youth of Balochistan in order to make them able to earn their livelihood in a respectful way.
The Chief Minister Balochistan and Commander Southern Command distributed certificates among the students of 11th badge of BITE who completed their courses pertaining to vocational and technical education.
While human bites to the hand account for only 2 to 3 percent of all hand bite injuries, such bites can cause infections through the transmission of oral flora or saliva, which can host more than 600 bacterial species, the study stated.
The virus is transmitted to other animals & humans through their saliva following bite, scratches, licks on broken skin and mucous membrane.
Renton, WA, July 14, 2014 --(PR.com)-- Renton, WA-based makers of the Implant Bite Post (IBP[TM]) are now recommending the use of softer, memory-perfect materials for dentists to use when recording bite records on Bite Posts.