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
a large pocket of very cold air, typically the coldest air in the Northern Hemisphere, which sits over the polar region.
avoir froid
chat échaudé craint l'eau froide
aux grands jours, les grands froids
à la Sainte_Denise, le froid n'en fait plus à sa guise
au jour de la sainte_guoule, le jour croît, mais le froid recule
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