bite into something

bite into something
ˌbite ˈinto sth derived
to cut into the surface of sth

The horses' hooves bit deep into the soft earth.

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  • bite into — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms bite into : present tense I/you/we/they bite into he/she/it bites into past tense bit into past participle bitten into bite into something to press hard into a surface The metal collar bit into his neck …   English dictionary

  • bite into sth — UK US bite into sth Phrasal Verb with bite({{}}/baɪt/ verb [I] ► to reduce the number or amount of something: »Investment in product development has bitten into the company s profits …   Financial and business terms

  • bite into — v. grip with the teeth into something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sink your teeth into something — 1) to take a bite of something good to eat He couldn t wait to sink his teeth into the steak. 2) mainly American to get very involved in something. The usual phrase in British English is get your teeth into something …   English dictionary

  • bite — bite1 [ baıt ] (past tense bit [ bıt ] ; past participle bit|ten [ bıtn ] ) verb ** 1. ) intransitive or transitive to use your teeth to cut or break something, usually in order to eat it: I wish you wouldn t bite your nails. bite into: Tom had… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bite — bite, gnaw, champ, gnash are comparable when they mean to attack with or as if with the teeth. Bite fundamentally implies a getting of the teeth, especially the front teeth, into something so as to grip, pierce, or tear off {bite an apple deeply} …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bite — ► VERB (past bit; past part. bitten) 1) use the teeth to cut into something. 2) (of a snake, insect, or spider) wound with a sting, pincers, or fangs. 3) (of a fish) take the bait or lure on the end of a fishing line into the mouth. 4) (of a tool …   English terms dictionary

  • bite — bite1 S2 [baıt] v past tense bit [bıt] past participle bitten [ˈbıtn] present participle biting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(teeth)¦ 2¦(insect/snake)¦ 3¦(press hard)¦ 4¦(effect)¦ 5¦(accept)¦ 6¦(fish)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bite — [[t]ba͟ɪt[/t]] ♦ bites, biting, bit, bitten 1) VERB If you bite something, you use your teeth to cut into it, for example in order to eat it or break it. If an animal or person bites you, they use their teeth to hurt or injure you. [V n] Both… …   English dictionary

  • bite — 1 verb past tense bit, past participle bitten 1 WITH YOUR TEETH (I, T) to cut or crush something with your teeth: Be careful! My dog bites. | Do you bite your fingernails? (+ into/through): biting into a juicy apple | They had to bite through the …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English