bite into

phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "bite into":
present tense I/you/we/they bite into he/she/it bites into past tense bit into past participle bitten into
bite into something to press hard into a surface

The metal collar bit into his neck.


English dictionary. 2014.

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  • bite into — v. grip with the teeth into something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bite into something — ˌbite ˈinto sth derived to cut into the surface of sth • The horses hooves bit deep into the soft earth. Main entry: ↑bitederived …   Useful english dictionary

  • bite into sth — UK US bite into sth Phrasal Verb with bite({{}}/baɪt/ verb [I] ► to reduce the number or amount of something: »Investment in product development has bitten into the company s profits …   Financial and business terms

  • bite — bite, gnaw, champ, gnash are comparable when they mean to attack with or as if with the teeth. Bite fundamentally implies a getting of the teeth, especially the front teeth, into something so as to grip, pierce, or tear off {bite an apple deeply} …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bite — bite1 S2 [baıt] v past tense bit [bıt] past participle bitten [ˈbıtn] present participle biting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(teeth)¦ 2¦(insect/snake)¦ 3¦(press hard)¦ 4¦(effect)¦ 5¦(accept)¦ 6¦(fish)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bite — 1 verb past tense bit, past participle bitten 1 WITH YOUR TEETH (I, T) to cut or crush something with your teeth: Be careful! My dog bites. | Do you bite your fingernails? (+ into/through): biting into a juicy apple | They had to bite through the …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bite — bite1 [ baıt ] (past tense bit [ bıt ] ; past participle bit|ten [ bıtn ] ) verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to use your teeth to cut or break something, usually in order to eat it: I wish you wouldn t bite your nails. bite into: Tom had… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bite — [c]/baɪt / (say buyt) verb (bit, bitten or, Archaic, bit, biting) –verb (t) 1. to cut into or wound, with the teeth: the dog bit me. 2. to grip with the teeth. 3. to sting, as an insect. 4. to cau …   Australian English dictionary


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