a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the surface"
a wound resulting from biting by an animal or a person
deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"
a painful wound caused by the thrust of an insect's stinger into skin
to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her"
cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
a portion removed from the whole; "the government's weekly bite from my paycheck"
the act of gripping or chewing off with the teeth and jaws
a strong odor or taste property; "the pungency of mustard"; "the sulfurous bite of garlic"; "the sharpness of strange spices"; "the raciness of the wine"
wit having a sharp and caustic quality; "he commented with typical pungency"
a visual presentation showing how something works; "the lecture was accompanied by dramatic demonstrations"; "the lecturer shot off a pistol as a demonstration of the startle response"
give an exhibition of to an interested audience; "She shows her dogs frequently"; "We will demo the new software in Washington"
drink in sips; "She was sipping her tea"
a small drink
a bit of tissue or blood or urine that is taken for diagnostic purposes; "they collected a urine specimen for urinalysis"
an example regarded as typical of its class
a sample piece of cloth
delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values);
a brief experience of something; "he got a taste of life on the wild side"; "she enjoyed her brief taste of independence"
a strong liking; "my own preference is for good literature"; "the Irish have a penchant for blarney"
a small amount eaten or drunk; "take a taste--you'll like it"
experience briefly; "The ex-slave tasted freedom shortly before she died"
take a sample of; "Try these new crackers"; "Sample the regional dishes"
perceive by the sense of taste; "Can you taste the garlic?"
distinguish flavors; "We tasted wines last night"
have flavor; taste of something
a kind of sensing; distinguishing substances by means of the taste buds; "a wine tasting"
have a distinctive or characteristic taste; "This tastes of nutmeg"
the faculty of distinguishing sweet, sour, bitter, and salty properties in the mouth; "his cold depr
give pain or trouble to; "I've been sorely tried by these students"
examine or hear (evidence or a case) by judicial process; "The jury had heard all the evidence"; "The case will be tried in California"
put on trial or hear a case and sit as the judge at the trial of; "The football star was tried for the murder of his wife"; "The judge tried both father and son in separate trials"
make an effort or attempt; "He tried to shake off his fears"; "The infant had essayed a few wobbly steps"; "The police attempted to stop the thief"; "He sought to improve himself"; "She always seeks to do good in the world"
earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try"
put to the test, as for its quality, or give experimental use to; "This approach has been tried with good results"; "Test this recipe"