Bite Off

Bite Off

Infinitive: Bite Off
Present Tense: Bite Off/ Bites Off
-ing Form: Biting Off
Past Tense: Bit Off
Past Participle: Bitten Off
It is a separable phrasal verb that can
be used in two ways
  1. 1

    To use your teeth to bite a piece of something.

    According to reports, a woman bit off a man's ear at Oktoberfest last year.
    The dog bit the burglar's finger off, making it easy for police to identify the intruder.

  2. 2

    To copy or imitate something or someone.

    China is known for biting off other countries' products.
    Samsung bit off Apple's iPhone with the Galaxy.

Bite Off
  1. Can you _____ _____ this top for me?
  2. A shark's teeth are sharp enough to _____ ____ someone's arm in a snap.
  3. There is very little originality these days because people _____ _____ people all the time.
  4. The Labrador ____ ___ a large chunk of meat, and ate it in less than a minute.
  5. It's a huge compliment when someone _____ _____ your style.

Watch how this cute animal tries to Bite Off someone's hand (in a playful way, of course) in this video clip

  1. Describe what you see in the video using the phrasal verb.

Change the sentences above into questions, then change them into negatives.

  • Can you bite off this top for me?
    A shark’s teeth are sharp enough to bit off someone’s arm in a snap.
    There is very little originality these days because people bit off people all the time.
    The Labrador bit off a large chunk of meat, and ate it in less than a minute.
    It’s a huge compliment when someone bite off your style.

  • LOIEnglish

    A sharks teeth are sharp enough to BITE off someone’s arm.

    It’s a huge compliment if someone biteS off your style.

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