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bite back

vb
(tr, adverb) to restrain (a hurtful, embarrassing, or indiscreet remark); avoid saying
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He said: "Three crocodiles latched on and performed a death roll, but it tried to bite back.
The primary concern of The Tropics Bite Back is to show how Caribbean writers adopt a strategy of literary cannibalism to reclaim the trope of food pathology and reinvigorate it as a symbolically rich mode of discursive resistance.
A TALENTED musician has joined forces with Christian Aid this Spring to Bite Back at Hunger.
This is a major victory for the CWU Bite Back Campaign and myself in managing to halt the changes," said Dilwar, of Dog Attack Wales, whose son Erfan was scarred for life in a vicious attack last year.
Garry Haldane, 51, has been chewed, scratched and chased so many times he is spearheading a campaign called Posties Bite Back.
TOUGHER sentences for those convicted of dangerous dog offences were today welcomed in a partial victory for the ECHO's Bite Back campaign.
WITH THEIR ADORABLE SCOTTIE DOG SHAPE AND RICH BUTTERY TASTE, Walkers Pure Butter Shortbread Scottie Dogs have put some bite back into the cookie aisle.
Hull can bite back, they have done very well so I wouldn't like to say that it's going to be easy.
MARTIN Corry claims new boss Heyneke Meyer has already put some bite back into Leicester.
EDINBURGH Monarchs skipper Derek Sneddon last night warned his side that wounded Glasgow Tigers are ready to bite back.
Bond" to the anthology Girls Who Bite Back (Sumach Press, 2004),
Enter Girls Who Bite Back, armed to the teeth with 332 pages of analysis and heroism how-to's.