Synonyms of bite in English:

bite


See definition of bite

verb

1‘he bit a mouthful from the sandwich’

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sink one's teeth into, chew, munch, crunch, champ, tear at, masticate, eat

nibble at, gnaw at

2‘the insect does not bite people’

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puncture, prick, pierce, sting, wound

3‘the acid bites into the copper plate’

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corrode, eat into, eat away at, wear away, etch, erode, dissolve, destroy, consume

4‘my boots failed to bite’

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grip, hold, get a purchase

5‘there may be popular unrest as free-market measures begin to bite’

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take effect, have an effect, be effective, be efficacious, work, function, act, have results, take hold

succeed, be successful, work out, go as planned, have the desired effect, have the desired result

informal come off, pay off, do the trick, do the business

North American informal turn the trick

6‘a hundred or so retailers are expected to bite’

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accept, go for it, agree, respond

be lured, be enticed, be tempted, be allured

take the bait, rise to the bait


noun

1‘a bite on the ear can be very painful’

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nip, snap, chew, munch, nibble, gnaw

2‘an insect bite’

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puncture, prick, sting, wound

3‘Stephen ate a hot dog in three bites’

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mouthful, piece, morsel, bit

4‘I only have a bite at lunchtime’

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snack, light meal, something to eat, mouthful, soupçon, nibbles, titbit, savoury, appetizer

refreshments

informal bite to eat, a little something

British informal elevenses

5‘the appetizer had a fiery bite’

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piquancy, pungency, spice, spiciness, saltiness, pepperiness, flavour, flavouring, savour, taste, tastiness, relish, tang, zest, sharpness, tartness, interest, edge, effect, potency

informal kick, punch, oomph, zing