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bite back

vb
(tr, adverb) to restrain (a hurtful, embarrassing, or indiscreet remark); avoid saying
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Daily star: "mad dog" Emanuel Pogatetz put the bite back into Boro with his first goal for the club as Middlesbrough crushed the Black Cats.
"But if the wind kicks in then the course will bite back hard."
EATEN BY AN ESCALATOR: WHEN MACHINES BITE BACK (Channel 5, 10pm) Brian and Petra Domingo were both at the Exchange Place Subway Station, New Jersey on January 8, 2013, when the escalator suffered a sudden reversal.
"They are fair game, because they do not bite back."
She has teamed up with her six-year-old daughter Sasha to "bite back at cancer", and the pair are calling on people to host a BBQ in July, or join in Cancer Research UK's Big BBQ Weekend on July 11-12.
The Tropics Bite Back: Culinary Coups in Caribbean Literature.
SCHOOLCHILDREN have helped officials bite back at loan sharks.
SALTBURN: Dozens of collectors are inviting folk to "bite back at hunger" from Sunday.
"Perhaps we have to get a bit of the bite back we had five or six years ago.
"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.