bite someone's head off

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of bite someone's head off

informal
: 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

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

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

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

  1. : the act of biting

  2. : the manner of biting

  3. : food: such as

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

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

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest


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