bite into

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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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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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