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bite

  
     ( bit    pt)   ( bitten    pp  )
      vt  
[person, animal, snake]  
mordre  
→ My sister's dog bit me.        
→ It bit his leg.        
→ A poisonous snake bit his ankle.        
→ Does he bite?        
→ Please bite this rubber block hard.        
→ He had bitten the cigarette in two.        
→ She bit the carrot in half.        
[mosquito]   piquer  
I got bitten by mosquitoes.      Je me suis fait piquer par des moustiques.  
→ We were all badly bitten by mosquitoes.        
to bite one's nails      se ronger les ongles  
→ Both sisters bit their nails as children.        
→ I want to stop biting my nails.        
to bite one's lip, to bite one's tongue      *   (=keep quiet)   tenir sa langue  
→ I must learn to bite my lip.        
→ He bit his tongue as he found himself on the point of saying "follow that car".        
to bite the hand that feeds you      cracher dans la soupe  
to bite sb's head off      rembarrer qn  
      vi  
   [person, animal, snake]   mordre  
→ Llamas won't bite or kick.        
[mosquito]   piquer
   (=take bait)  
[fish]  
mordre (à l'hameçon)
   (=take effect)  
[sanctions, recession]  
se faire sentir  
→ As the sanctions begin to bite there will be more political difficulties ahead.        
→ The recession started to bite.        
      n   [+dog, snake, person]   morsure    f     
→ Any dog bite needs immediate medical attention.        
→ He died from a snake bite.        
   (=insect bite)   piqûre    f     
→ My face and hands are covered with mosquito bites.        
   (=mouthful)   bouchée    f     
→ You cannot eat a bun in one bite.        
→ I enjoyed every bite.        
to take a bite of sth      prendre une bouchée de qch  
→ He took another bite of his apple.        
Do you want a bite?      Tu en veux un peu?  
→ Do you want a bite of my banana?        
to have a bite to eat      manger un morceau  
→ We went home for a bite to eat.        
→ Would you like a bite to eat?        
Let's have a bite to eat.      Mangeons un morceau., Mangeons quelque chose.  
   to take a bite out of        [+savings]   faire un trou dans  
  [+profits]   réduire  


bite-sized   , bite-size  
*  
      adj  
[piece of food]  
petit (e)     
[article, part]  
mini-, miniature  
→ there are a lot more bite-sized lists and snippets of writing        
insect bite  
      n   piqûre    f   d'insecte  
love bite   , lovebite  
      n   suçon    m     
mosquito bite  
      n   piqûre    f   de moustique
Translation English - French Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
n.
piqûre
[Med.]
v.
mordre
[Med.]
n.
morsure ; bouchée
v.
mordre
v.
ravaler
v.
percer avec les dents
n.
morsure d'aspic
exp.
accepter une situation telle qu'elle est
n.
serrer les dents (et attendre bravement le dénouement)
vi.
manger un morceau
v.
1. (fig) manger un morceau 2. (littéral) avoir une morsure
vi.
manger sur le pouce
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'bite' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
n.
bite
n.
bite
exp.
to bite
n.
bite plane
[Med.]
n.
BITE check
[Tech.]
n.
bite gauge
[Med.]
n.
dog bite
n.
open bite
[Med.]
n.
snake bite
[Med.]
nf.
insect bite
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