biting cold meaning, biting cold definition | English Cobuild dictionary



1       adj   Biting wind or cold is extremely cold.  
usu ADJ n   (=piercing)  
...a raw, biting northerly wind..., Antarctic air brought biting cold to southern Chile on Thursday.     
2       adj   Biting criticism or wit is very harsh or unkind, and is often caused by such feelings as anger or dislike.  
usu ADJ n  
...a furore caused by the author's biting satire on the Church...     

If you describe something such as a story or a sports match as nail-biting, you mean that it makes you feel very excited or nervous because you do not know how it is going to end.      adj  
...the nail-biting legal thriller, `The Pelican Brief'.     
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birthing, bristling, bit, bidding

Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
go cold turkey, to stop using an addictive substance abruptly and completely. to undergo sudden and complete withdrawal from a habitual activity or behavior pattern. to begin or do something without planning, preparation, or practice.
Love bite. A bruise raised on the body of a sexual partner by very hard kissing / biting / sucking.
[Fam.] spelled also hickey
avoir froid
a large pocket of very cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region.
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