seize with teeth
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|Verb||1.||seize with teeth - to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her"|
grip - hold fast or firmly; "He gripped the steering wheel"
gnaw - bite or chew on with the teeth; "gnaw an old cracker"
bite off, snap at - bite off with a quick bite; "The dog snapped off a piece of cloth from the intruder's pants"
snap - bring the jaws together; "he snapped indignantly"
nibble - bite gently; "The woman tenderly nibbled at her baby's ear"
nip - give a small sharp bite to; "The Queen's corgis always nip at her staff's ankles"
nibble - bite off very small pieces; "She nibbled on her cracker"