English: bite

English verb 'bite' conjugated in all tenses

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Nominal Forms

Infinitive: to bite
Participle: bitten
Gerund: biting

Indicative

Present

Ibite
youbite
he;she;itbites
webite
youbite
theybite

Perfect

Ihave bitten
youhave bitten
he;she;ithas bitten
wehave bitten
youhave bitten
theyhave bitten

Past

Ibit
youbit
he;she;itbit
webit
youbit
theybit

Pluperfect

Ihad bitten
youhad bitten
he;she;ithad bitten
wehad bitten
youhad bitten
theyhad bitten

Future

Iwill bite
youwill bite
he;she;itwill bite
wewill bite
youwill bite
theywill bite

Future perfect

Iwill have bitten
youwill have bitten
he;she;itwill have bitten
wewill have bitten
youwill have bitten
theywill have bitten

Subjunctive

Present

Ibite
youbite
he;she;itbite
webite
youbite
theybite

Perfect

Ihave bitten
youhave bitten
he;she;ithave bitten
wehave bitten
youhave bitten
theyhave bitten

Imperfect

Ibit
youbit
he;she;itbit
webit
youbit
theybit

Pluperfect

Ihad bitten
youhad bitten
he;she;ithad bitten
wehad bitten
youhad bitten
theyhad bitten

Conditional

Present

Iwould bite
youwould bite
he;she;itwould bite
wewould bite
youwould bite
theywould bite

Perfect

Iwould have bitten
youwould have bitten
he;she;itwould have bitten
wewould have bitten
youwould have bitten
theywould have bitten

Imperative

youbite
weLet's bite
youbite

Progressive (Continuous) Forms

Indicative

Present

Iam biting
youare biting
he;she;itis biting
weare biting
youare biting
theyare biting

Perfect

Ihave been biting
youhave been biting
he;she;ithas been biting
wehave been biting
youhave been biting
theyhave been biting

Past

Iwas biting
youwere biting
he;she;itwas biting
wewere biting
youwere biting
theywere biting

Pluperfect

Ihad been biting
youhad been biting
he;she;ithad been biting
wehad been biting
youhad been biting
theyhad been biting

Future

Iwill be biting
youwill be biting
he;she;itwill be biting
wewill be biting
youwill be biting
theywill be biting

Future perfect

Iwill have been biting
youwill have been biting
he;she;itwill have been biting
wewill have been biting
youwill have been biting
theywill have been biting

Conditional

Present

Iwould be biting
youwould be biting
he;she;itwould be biting
wewould be biting
youwould be biting
theywould be biting

Perfect

Iwould have been biting
youwould have been biting
he;she;itwould have been biting
wewould have been biting
youwould have been biting
theywould have been biting

Verbs conjugated like bite

backbite, bite,

Additional Information

Etymology

O.E. bitan (class I strong verb; past tense bat, pp. biten), from P.Gmc. *bitan (O.Fris. bita, M.Du. biten, Ger. beissen, Goth. beitan), from PIE base *bheid- "to split, crack" (see fissure). Frostbitten is attested from 1552. To bite the bullet is 1700s military slang, from old medical custom of having the patient bite a bullet during an operation to divert attention from pain and reduce screaming. To bite (one's) tongue "refrain from speaking" is 1593. To bite the dust "die" is 1750. To bite off more than one can chew (c.1880) is U.S. slang, from plug tobacco.