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bite the bullet

Definition of bite the bullet


  1. :  to do something unpleasant or painful because it is necessary even though one would like to avoid it <We need to bite the bullet and make some budget cuts.>

Word by Word Definitions

  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

  1. :  a round or elongated missile (as of lead) to be fired from a firearm

    :  cartridge

    :  something resembling a bullet (as in curved form)

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