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bite /baɪt/, /bʌɪt/
  • to attack with the teeth
  • to cut off a piece by clamping the teeth
  • to sting
  • to bite a baited hook or other lure
  • to hold something by clamping one’s teeth
beißen ˈbaɪ̯sn̩
bite /baɪt/, /bʌɪt/
  • swelling of one's skin caused by an insect's mouthparts or sting
der Stich (Pl.: die Stiche) {m} ʃtɪç
bite /baɪt/, /bʌɪt/
  • act of biting
  • wound left behind after having been bitten
der Biss (Pl.: die Bisse) {m} bɪs
bite /baɪt/, /bʌɪt/
  • mouthful
der Bissen (Pl.: die Bissen) {m} ˈbɪsn̩
barking dogs seldom bite
  • people who make threats rarely carry them out
Hunde, die bellen, beißen nicht
biting /ˈbaɪtɪŋ/
  • causing a stinging sensation
beißend ˈbaɪ̯sn̩t
biting /ˈbaɪtɪŋ/
  • cutting or incisive
beißend ˈbaɪ̯sn̩t
bissig ˈbɪsɪk, ˈbɪsɪç
biting /ˈbaɪtɪŋ/
  • tending to bite
beißend ˈbaɪ̯sn̩t
bissig ˈbɪsɪk, ˈbɪsɪç
bite the dust
  • to die
  • to quit or fail
ins Gras beißen
one's bark is worse than one's bite
  • one acts in a threatening way but is relatively harmless
Hunde, die bellen, beißen nicht
love bite
  • swelling on the skin
der Knutschfleck (Pl.: die Knutschflecke) {m} ˈknuːtʃflɛk
tick bite der Zeckenbiss (Pl.: die Zeckenbisse) {m} ˈt͡sɛkn̩ˌbɪs
biting midge
  • any Ceratopogonidae
die Gnitze (Pl.: die Gnitzen) {f} ˈɡnɪt͡sə
bite one's tongue
  • prevent oneself from uttering a word
sich auf die Zunge beißen
bite off abbeißen ˈapˌbaɪ̯sn̩
dog bite der Hundebiss (Pl.: die Hundebisse) {m} ˈhʊndəˌbɪs
mosquito bite der Mückenstich (Pl.: die Mückenstiche) {m} ˈmʏkn̩ˌʃtɪç
bite off more than one can chew
  • To try to do too much
sich übernehmen
bite the bullet
  • endure punishment with dignity or accept a negative aspect of a situation
in den sauren Apfel beissen
bite the hand that feeds one
  • cause harm to a benefactor
den Ast absägen, auf dem man sitzt
bite cell Degmazyt
to bite the dust den Löffel abgeben deːn ˈlœfl̩ ˈapɡeːbn̩
all bark and no bite
  • full of big talk
Hunde die bellen, beißen nicht
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