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English term or phrase:bit
English translation:copied or stole
Entered by: Enza Longo
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11:59 Jan 13, 2004
English to English translations [Non-PRO]
English term or phrase: bit
She totally bit on my fashion, buying the same belt.
vkan
copied or stole
Explanation:
I think that bite in this context means to copy or steal from.
Selected response from:

Enza Longo
Canada
Local time: 17:17
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4 KudoZ points were awarded for this answer



Summary of answers provided
4 +7adopted, agree with
Clauwolf
5 +4fell for, fell in love with
Refugio
4 +5copied or stole
Enza Longo
5 +1She totally followed my fashion lead
airmailrpl
4 -4she sucked
Henrique Serra


  

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2 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +7
adopted, agree with


Explanation:
:)

Clauwolf
Local time: 19:17
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 352

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Lucie Brione: yes, or "took to"
30 mins
  -> thanks

agree  Peter Linton: Yes. I think it's a fishing metaphor - like a fish biting on the bait on the fishhook.
1 hr
  -> thanks - I hope asker acts as a fish and bites my answer...

agree  Patricia Baldwin: Yes... ouch poor fishies!!
2 hrs
  -> thanks

agree  chopra_2002
2 hrs
  -> thanks

agree  jccantrell
3 hrs
  -> thanks

agree  jerrie
4 hrs
  -> thanks

neutral  Refugio: I think your 'adopted' comes from the 'buying the same belt.' And I am not sure that 'agree with' works with fashion.
5 hrs
  -> forget everything and think only on the meaning :)

agree  Rusinterp
17 hrs
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5 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): -4
she sucked


Explanation:
or, she ruined my fashion

RHUD
Bite:
19. Slang. to be notably repellent, disappointing, poor, etc.; suck.


    Random House Unabridged Dictionary
Henrique Serra
United States
Local time: 15:17
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 61

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
neutral  Clauwolf: super sapeca...
1 hr
  -> aren't we all?

disagree  RHELLER: sorry but this is does not work in English; you could say the belt sucked, meaning it was a bad/ugly belt
3 hrs

disagree  Refugio: out of context
3 hrs

disagree  Laurel Porter: - it couldalso be that the belt bit, short for "bit the big one" (thinly veiled sexual metaphor)... Was ugly, or "sucked", IOW. But not in this case.
14 hrs

disagree  Rusinterp: Wrong meaning for the context
17 hrs
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11 mins   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5 peer agreement (net): +5
copied or stole


Explanation:
I think that bite in this context means to copy or steal from.

Enza Longo
Canada
Local time: 17:17
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 46

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Jeannie Graham
11 mins

agree  Kardi Kho
18 mins
  -> thank you

agree  nyamuk: I agree I think there is the implication that her territory of individuality has been invaded. Stole the food right out of my mouth, chewed my gum, aped....
9 hrs

agree  Iolanta Vlaykova Paneva
10 hrs

agree  Rusinterp: stole might me a little strong, IMHO
17 hrs
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2 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +4
fell for, fell in love with


Explanation:
Yes, a fishing metaphor, to bite on (take) the bait.

Refugio
Local time: 14:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in pair: 485

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  RHELLER: this would be my understanding
1 hr
  -> Thanks, Rita

agree  Mathew Robinson
2 hrs
  -> Thanks Tech

agree  xxxsarahl: I'll bite!
6 hrs
  -> Thank you, Sarah

agree  Rusinterp
15 hrs
  -> Thanks, Alexandra
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8 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 5/5 peer agreement (net): +1
She totally followed my fashion lead


Explanation:
She totally bit on my fashion

airmailrpl
Brazil
Local time: 20:17
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
PRO pts in pair: 1156

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Rusinterp
8 hrs
  -> thank you
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