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Similar words: biter · bate · bide · bike · bile · bit · bits · byte · cite · kite
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bite

verb
noun
phrases
verb
1 verb cut (sth/sb) with teeth
TRANSITIVEgreim a bhaint asplaic a bhaint ashe was bitten by a dog bhain madra greim as, bhain madra plaic as, bhain madra snap asshe bit her tongue bhain sí greim as a teanga, bhain sí plaic as a teangaI bite my nails bím ag ithe mo chuid ingnehe bit off a piece of thread ghearr sé píosa snátha lena fhiaclaher leg was bitten off by a crocodile d'alp crogall an chos di
INTRANSITIVEplaic a bhaintsnap a bhaintwatch it doesn't bite coimhéad nach mbainfeadh sé greim asat, seachain nach mbainfeadh sé plaic asathe bit into the sandwich bhain sé plaic as an gceapaire, bhain sé greim as an gceapaire
2 verb of insect, snake
TRANSITIVEcealg a chur iga a chur iprioc verb  c m uhe was bitten by a snake chuir nathair ga ann
INTRANSITIVEprioc verb  c m udo ants bite? an mbaineann seangáin greim as daoine?
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3 verb FISH take bait INTRANSITIVEthe fish were biting bhí marú ar an iasc, bhí aiste ar an iasc, bhí iascach maith ann 4 verb be persuaded by INTRANSITIVEdespite the low mortgage rates, consumers aren't biting ainneoin na rátaí ísle morgáiste, níl tomhaltóirí ag ceannach 5 verb have unpleasant effect INTRANSITIVEas the recession bites de réir mar atá an cúlú eacnamaíochta ag cur as do dhaoinethe cutbacks are biting into the community tá na ciorruithe ag déanamh dochar don phobal 6 verb press hard into surface INTRANSITIVEbrúigh verb  c m ugearr verb  c m uthe rope was biting into her wrist bhí an rópa ag gearradh isteach i gcaol a láimhe
noun
7 noun act of bitinggreim masc3  c m uplaic fem2  c m uto take a bite of sth greim a bhaint as rud, greim de rud a ithehe took a bite of meat d'ith sé greim feolain a single bite d'aon ghreim amháin, d'aon ailp amháin 8 noun food taken in a bitepíosa masc4  c m ugreim masc3  c m uplaic fem2  c m uI want another bite of cake tá mé ag iarraidh plaicín eile cáca, tá mé ag iarraidh giota beag eile cácawould you like a bite of this? ar mhaith leat blaiseadh de seo?, an bhfuil tú ag iarraidh plaic de seo? 9 noun MED way sb's teeth closegreim masc3  c m ugreim fiacla 10 noun from animal, insect etcgreim masc3  c m useals can give a nasty bite is féidir le rón drochghreim a bhaint as duineit left a bite mark on her arm d'fhág sé lorg greama ar a lámh, d'fhág sé lorg fiacla ar a lámhit has a poisonous bite tá nimh ina ghreim 11 noun mark or injury from bitegreim masc3  c m umosquito bite greim muiscíte 12 noun informal snackgreim masc3  c m uplaic fem2  c m ugreim bia  c m uwe stopped for a bite stopamar le greim le hithe a bheith againnI didn't get a single bite an greim féin ní bhfuair mé, níor fiafraíodh díom an raibh béal orm a bite to eat greim le hithe 13 noun bite-sized piece of food plaicín masc  c m ugiota beag  c m uchicken bites plaicíní sicín, giotaí beaga sicín 14 noun FISH pull at hook by fishpriocadh masc  c m upiocadh masc  c m ubroideadh masc  c m uI didn't get a bite an priocadh féin ní bhfuair mé 15 noun very cold feelinggoimh fem2he felt the bite of the wind mhothaigh sé an ghoimh a bhí sa ghaoth, mhothaigh sé an nimh a bhí sa ghaoth 16 noun strong tasteblas géarfor more bite, add garlic le blas níos géire a chur air, cuir gairleog anna salad with the bite of radish sailéad a bhfuil raidis ann le blas a chur air 17 noun powertéagar masc1  c m unew legislation with more bite is needed tá gá le reachtaíocht a bhfuil níos mó téagair inti, tá reachtaíocht níos láidre de dhíth
phrases

to be bitten by the .... bug

she was bitten by the cycling bug chuir sí an-spéis sa rothaíocht, thit sí faoi gheasa na rothaíochta

to bite the bullet

do phurgóid a chaitheamhglacadh le rudI had to bite the bullet and buy a new car b'éigean dom mo phurgóid a chaitheamh agus carr úr a cheannach, ní raibh aon rogha agam ach carr úr a cheannach

to bite off more than you can chew

bheith ag iarraidh an iomarca a dhéanamhbheith ag iarraidh barraíocht a dhéanamh

to bite the dust

1 fail, endcliseadhit's the fourth shop to have bitten the dust sin an ceathrú siopa a bhfuil teipthe air, sin an ceathrú siopa ar chlis air 2 diebás a fháil

to bite the hand that feeds you

dochar a dhéanamh do dhuine a chuidigh leat

to bite sb's head off

duine a ithean ceann a bhaint de dhuineíde béil a thabhairt do dhuinehe bit my head off bhain sé an cloigeann díom, d'ith sé mé

bite me

(US)bíodh an diabhal agatscrios leatimigh leat is déan do chac vulgar

to bite your tongue

(also

to bite your lip

) srian a chur le do theanga

once bitten twice shy

ciall cheannaitheit's a case of once bitten, twice shy for him tá ciall cheannaithe aige

to have another bite at the cherry

(also

to have a second bite at the cherry

) seans eile a fháilan dara deis a bheith agat

to put the bite on sb

(US), informal 1 ask for moneyhe put the bite on me for €20 d'iarr sé €20 orm 2 put pressure onbrú a chur ar dhuine

to take a bite out of sth

poll a chur i rudmant a bhaint as rudrud a bhearnúit took a bite out of my pay chuir sé poll i mo chuid pá

sth/sb won't bite (you)

informal, humorous it won't bite you ní íosfaidh sé thú, ní bhainfidh sé plaic asat

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