bitten by the (activity) bug

Definition of bitten by the (activity) bug

  1. —used figuratively to describe someone as very interested in or excited about something He was bitten by the travel bug. bitten by the gambling bug.

Word by Word Definitions

biteplay bitten
  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

activityplay
  1. :  the quality or state of being active :  behavior or actions of a particular kind

    :  vigorous or energetic action :  liveliness

    :  natural or normal function: such as

  1. :  bogey, bugbear

  1. :  an insect or other creeping or crawling small invertebrate (such as a spider or centipede)

    :  any of several insects (such as a bedbug or head louse) commonly considered obnoxious

    :  any of an order (Hemiptera and especially its suborder Heteroptera) of insects that have sucking mouthparts, forewings thickened at the base, and incomplete metamorphosis and are often economic pests —called also true bug

  1. :  to plant a concealed microphone in

    :  bother, annoy

    :  to lose one's composure :  freak

  1. :  protrude, bulge

    :  to cause to bug


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