Definition of bite off

1 : to remove by or as if by biting great chunks of the countryside bitten off for cheap housing
2a : to eliminate (something, such as music or dialogue) from a radio program while it is being broadcast
b : to cut short (a program)
bite off more than one can chew
: to undertake more than one can perform

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“Bite off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jan. 2021.

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