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Slap vs. Bite — What's the Difference?

Slap vs. Bite — What's the Difference?

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Slap

A sharp blow made with the open hand or with a flat object; a smack.
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Bite

(of a person or animal) use the teeth to cut into something
She was biting a slice of bread
Rosa bit into a cupcake
Babies learn to bite and chew about halfway through their first year
The woman's arm was bitten off by an alligator
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Slap

The sound of such a blow.
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Bite

(of a tool, tyre, boot, etc.) grip or take hold on a surface
Once on the slab, my boots failed to bite
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Slap

A sharp insult
A slap to one's pride.
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Bite

An act of biting something in order to eat it
Stephen ate a hot dog in three big bites
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Slap

To strike with the palm of the hand or a flat object
Slapped him in the face.
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Bite

A piece cut off by biting
Robyn took a large bite out of her sandwich
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Slap

To cause to strike forcefully and loudly
"He took a clipping from his wallet and slapped it on the bar" (Nathanael West).
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Bite

A sharp or pungent flavour
A fresh, lemony bite
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Slap

To put or place quickly or carelessly
Slapped butter on a bagel.
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Bite

To cut, grip, or tear with or as if with the teeth.
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Slap

To subject to a legal obligation, such as a fine or court order
Slapped him with a speeding ticket.
Slapped her with a lawsuit.
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Bite

To pierce the skin of with the teeth, fangs, or mouthparts.
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Slap

To impose (a legal obligation) on someone
The judge slapped an additional fine on the unruly defendant.
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Bite

To sting with a stinger.
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Slap

To strike or beat with the force and sound of a slap
Waves slapping against the raft.
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Bite

To cut into with or as if with a sharp instrument
The axe bit the log deeply.
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Slap

Directly and with force
Drove slap into the guardrail.
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Bite

To grip, grab, or seize
Bald treads that couldn't bite the icy road.
Bitten by a sudden desire to travel.
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Slap

(countable) A blow, especially one given with the open hand, or with something broad and flat.
He gave me a friendly slap on the back as a sign of camaraderie.
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Bite

To eat into; corrode.
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Slap

(countable) A sharp percussive sound like that produced by such a blow.
The slap of my feet on the bathroom tiles
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Bite

To cause to sting or be painful
Cold that bites the skin.
A conscience bitten by remorse.
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Slap

The percussive sound produced in slap bass playing.
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Bite

To grip, cut into, or injure something with or as if with the teeth.
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Slap

Makeup; cosmetics.
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Bite

To have a stinging effect.
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Slap

An eye-catching sticker used in street art.
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Bite

To have a sharp taste.
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Slap

(transitive) To give a slap to.
She slapped him in response to the insult.
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Bite

To take or swallow bait.
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Slap

(transitive) To cause something to strike soundly.
He slapped the reins against the horse's back.
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Bite

To be taken in by a ploy or deception
Tried to sell the Brooklyn Bridge, but no one bit.
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Slap

(intransitive) To strike soundly against something.
The rain slapped against the window-panes.
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Bite

Vulgar Slang To be highly disagreeable or annoying.
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Slap

To be excellent.
The band's new single slaps.
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Bite

The act of biting.
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Slap

(transitive) To place, to put carelessly.
We'd better slap some fresh paint on that wall.
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Bite

A skin wound or puncture produced by an animal's teeth or mouthparts
The bite of an insect.
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Slap

To impose a penalty, etc. on (someone).
I was slapped with a parking fine.
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Bite

A stinging or smarting sensation.
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Slap

To play slap bass on (an instrument).
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Bite

An incisive, penetrating quality
The bite of satire.
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Slap

Exactly, precisely
He tossed the file down slap in the middle of the table.
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Bite

An amount removed by or as if by an act of biting
Rezoning took a bite out of the town's residential area.
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Slap

A blow, esp. one given with the open hand, or with something broad.
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Bite

An excerpt or fragment taken from something larger, such as a film.
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Slap

To strike with the open hand, or with something broad.
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Bite

An amount of food taken into the mouth at one time; a mouthful.
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Slap

With a sudden and violent blow; hence, quickly; instantly; directly.
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Bite

(Informal) A light meal or snack.
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Slap

A blow from a flat object (as an open hand)
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Bite

The act or an instance of taking bait
Fished all day without a bite.
An ad that got a few bites but no final sales.
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Slap

The act of smacking something; a blow delivered with an open hand
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Bite

A secure grip or hold applied by a tool or machine upon a working surface.
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Slap

Hit with something flat, like a paddle or the open hand;
The impatient teacher slapped the student
A gunshot slapped him on the forehead
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Bite

The part of a tool or machine that presses against and maintains a firm hold on a working surface.
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Slap

Directly;
He ran bang into the pole
Ran slap into her
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Bite

(Dentistry) The angle at which the upper and lower teeth meet; occlusion.
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Bite

The corrosive action of acid upon an etcher's metal plate.
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Bite

(Slang) An amount of money appropriated or withheld
Trying to avoid the tax bite.
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Bite

(transitive) To cut into something by clamping the teeth.
As soon as you bite that sandwich, you'll know how good it is.
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Bite

(transitive) To hold something by clamping one's teeth.
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Bite

(intransitive) To attack with the teeth.
That dog is about to bite!
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Bite

(intransitive) To behave aggressively; to reject advances.
If you see me, come and say hello. I don't bite.
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Bite

(intransitive) To take hold; to establish firm contact with.
I needed snow chains to make the tires bite.
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Bite

(intransitive) To have significant effect, often negative.
For homeowners with adjustable rate mortgages, rising interest will really bite.
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Bite

To bite a baited hook or other lure and thus be caught.
Are the fish biting today?
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Bite

To accept something offered, often secretly or deceptively, to cause some action by the acceptor.
I've planted the story. Do you think they'll bite?
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Bite

To sting.
These mosquitoes are really biting today!
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Bite

(intransitive) To cause a smarting sensation; to have a property which causes such a sensation; to be pungent.
It bites like pepper or mustard.
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Bite

To cause sharp pain or damage to; to hurt or injure.
Pepper bites the mouth.
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Bite

(intransitive) To cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing.
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Bite

(intransitive) To take or keep a firm hold.
The anchor bites.
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Bite

(transitive) To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to.
The anchor bites the ground.
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Bite

To lack quality; to be worthy of derision; to suck.
This music really bites.
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Bite

To perform oral sex on. Used in invective.
You don't like that I sat on your car? Bite me.
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Bite

To plagiarize, to imitate.
He always be biting my moves.
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Bite

(obsolete) To deceive or defraud; to take in.
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Bite

The act of biting.
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Bite

The wound left behind after having been bitten.
That snake bite really hurts!
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Bite

The swelling of one's skin caused by an insect's mouthparts or sting.
After just one night in the jungle I was covered with mosquito bites.
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Bite

A piece of food of a size that would be produced by biting; a mouthful.
There were only a few bites left on the plate.
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Bite

(slang) Something unpleasant.
That's really a bite!
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Bite

(slang) An act of plagiarism.
That song is a bite of my song!
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Bite

A small meal or snack.
I'll have a quick bite to quiet my stomach until dinner.
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Bite

(figuratively) aggression
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Bite

The hold which the short end of a lever has upon the thing to be lifted, or the hold which one part of a machine has upon another.
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Bite

A cheat; a trick; a fraud.
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Bite

A sharper; one who cheats.
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Bite

(printing) A blank on the edge or corner of a page, owing to a portion of the frisket, or something else, intervening between the type and paper.
Jun 10, 2022

Bite

(slang) A cut, a proportion of profits; an amount of money.
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Bite

(television) sound bite
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Bite

To seize with the teeth, so that they enter or nip the thing seized; to lacerate, crush, or wound with the teeth; as, to bite an apple; to bite a crust; the dog bit a man.
Such smiling rogues as these,Like rats, oft bite the holy cords atwain.
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Bite

To puncture, abrade, or sting with an organ (of some insects) used in taking food.
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Bite

To cause sharp pain, or smarting, to; to hurt or injure, in a literal or a figurative sense; as, pepper bites the mouth.
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Bite

To cheat; to trick; to take in.
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Bite

To take hold of; to hold fast; to adhere to; as, the anchor bites the ground.
The last screw of the rack having been turned so often that its purchase crumbled, . . . it turned and turned with nothing to bite.
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Bite

To seize something forcibly with the teeth; to wound with the teeth; to have the habit of so doing; as, does the dog bite?
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Bite

To cause a smarting sensation; to have a property which causes such a sensation; to be pungent; as, it bites like pepper or mustard.
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Bite

To cause sharp pain; to produce anguish; to hurt or injure; to have the property of so doing.
At the last it [wine] biteth like serpent, and stingeth like an adder.
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Bite

To take a bait into the mouth, as a fish does; hence, to take a tempting offer.
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Bite

To take or keep a firm hold; as, the anchor bites.
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Bite

The act of seizing with the teeth or mouth; the act of wounding or separating with the teeth or mouth; a seizure with the teeth or mouth, as of a bait; as, to give anything a hard bite.
I have known a very good fisher angle diligently four or six hours for a river carp, and not have a bite.
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Bite

The act of puncturing or abrading with an organ for taking food, as is done by some insects.
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Bite

The wound made by biting; as, the pain of a dog's or snake's bite; the bite of a mosquito.
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Bite

A morsel; as much as is taken at once by biting.
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Bite

The hold which the short end of a lever has upon the thing to be lifted, or the hold which one part of a machine has upon another.
Jun 10, 2022

Bite

A cheat; a trick; a fraud.
The baser methods of getting money by fraud and bite, by deceiving and overreaching.
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Bite

A sharper; one who cheats.
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Bite

A blank on the edge or corner of a page, owing to a portion of the frisket, or something else, intervening between the type and paper.
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Bite

A wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
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Bite

A small amount of solid food; a mouthful;
All they had left was a bit of bread
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Bite

A painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
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Bite

A light informal meal
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Bite

(angling) an instance of a fish taking the bait;
After fishing for an hour he still had not had a bite
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Bite

Wit having a sharp and caustic quality;
He commented with typical pungency
The bite of satire
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Bite

A strong odor or taste property;
The pungency of mustard
The sulfurous bite of garlic
The sharpness of strange spices
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Bite

The act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
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Bite

A portion removed from the whole;
The government's weekly bite from my paycheck
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Bite

To grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws;
Gunny invariably tried to bite her
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Bite

Cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort;
The sun burned his face
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Bite

Penetrate or cut, as with a knife;
The fork bit into the surface
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Bite

Deliver a sting to;
A bee stung my arm yesterday
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