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bite someone's head off

Definition of bite someone's head off

informal

  1. :  to yell at someone or to be very critical of someone especially very suddenly and without a good reason <I asked him one simple question and he bit my head off.>



Word by Word Definitions

biteplay
  1. :  to seize especially with teeth or jaws so as to enter, grip, or wound

    :  to wound, pierce, or sting especially with a fang or a proboscis

    :  to cut or pierce with or as if with an edged weapon

  1. :  the act of biting

    :  the manner of biting

    :  occlusion

someoneplay
  1. :  some person :  somebody

headplay
  1. :  the upper or anterior division of the animal body that contains the brain, the chief sense organs, and the mouth

    :  the seat of the intellect :  mind

    :  a person with respect to mental qualities

  1. :  of, relating to, or intended for the head

    :  principal, chief

    :  situated at the head

  1. :  behead

    :  to put a head on :  fit a head to

    :  to form the head or top of

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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