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Verb type: 3


  1. (transitive) to bite (cut into something by clamping the teeth; attack with teeth)
  2. (transitive) to bite (take hold; to establish firm contact with, e.g. of cutting tools like saws)
  3. (figurative, intransitive) to work, have an effect, do the trick (on = illative)
  4. (figurative) to bite (cause sharp pain or damage (to), especially of cold)


Indicative Conjugations

The present, imperfect, perfect, and pluperfect (past perfect) tenses in English correspond to "speaks", "spoke", "has spoken", and "had spoken".

Conditional Conjugations

The conditional present and perfect moods in English typically correspond to "would" and "would have".