- vt. 咬；刺痛
- n. 咬；一口；咬伤；刺痛
- vi. 咬；刺痛
- abbr. 机内测试设备（Built-In Test Equipment）
- n. (Bite)人名；(匈)比泰
CET4 TEM4 IELTS 考 研 CET6
来自PIE *bheid, 咬，撕，词源同bit, boat.
- bite: [OE] The Old English verb bītan came from prehistoric Germanic *bītan, which also produced German beissen and Dutch bijten. The short-vowel version of the base, *bit-, was the source of bit, beetle, and probably bitter, and is also represented in various non-Germanic forms, such as Latin fidere ‘split’ (from which English gets fission). Bait came via Old Norse from a causal usage, ‘cause to bite’, and passed via Old French into abet (the possible source of bet).
=> beetle, bit, bitter, fission
- bite (v.)
- Old English bitan (class I strong verb; past tense bat, past participle biten), from Proto-Germanic *bitan (cognates: Old Saxon bitan, Old Norse and Old Frisian bita, Middle Dutch biten, Dutch bijten, German beissen, Gothic beitan "to bite"), from PIE root *bheid- "to split, crack" (see fissure).
To bite the bullet is said to be 1700s military slang, from old medical custom of having the patient bite a lead bullet during an operation to divert attention from pain and reduce screaming. Figurative use from 1891; the custom itself attested from 1840s. To bite (one's) tongue "refrain from speaking" is 1590s. To bite the dust "die" is 1750 (Latin had the same image; compare Virgil's procubuit moriens et humum semel ore momordit). To bite off more than one can chew (c. 1880) is U.S. slang, from plug tobacco.
- bite (n.)
- c. 1200, from bite (v).
- 1. Wendy popped in for a quick bite to eat on Monday night.
- 2. I struck it away and got a bite on my forearm.
- 3. Any dog bite, no matter how small, needs immediate medical attention.
- 4. There was a bite in the air, a smell perhaps of snow.
- 5. I had to bite back a yelp of surprise.
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