anbeißen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From an- +‎ beißen.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈanˌbaɪ̯sən/
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

anbeißen (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present beißt an, past tense biss an, past participle angebissen, past subjunctive bisse an, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive, of an animal or figuratively) to bite; to take the bait
    Der Fisch hat angebissen.
    The fish has bitten.
  2. (transitive) to bite into; to take a first bite of; to eat a bit of
    Er hat das Brot angebissen und dann liegen lassen.
    He took a bite of the sandwich and then left it.

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