bite into sth


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. 2012.

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  • eat — W1S1 [i:t] v past tense ate [et, eıt US eıt] past participle eaten [ˈi:tn] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(food)¦ 2¦(meal)¦ 3 eat your words 4 eat your heart out 5 eat somebody alive/eat somebody for breakfast 6¦(use)¦ 7 eat humble pie …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tooth — W2S2 [tu:θ] n plural teeth [ti:θ] ↑ear, ↑nose, ↑tooth, ↑eye ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in mouth)¦ 2¦(on a tool etc)¦ 3¦(power)¦ 4 fight tooth and nail 5 get your teeth into something …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tooth — noun 1 individual tooth ADJECTIVE ▪ broken, chipped, missing ▪ bad, decayed, rotten ▪ loose ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

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