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insect bite

This page is about the collocation insect bite

collocation pattern: noun + noun

Meaning

a bite or sting from an insect

For example

  • The rainforest's great, but you get lots of insect bites.

  • The most painful insect bite I've ever had was from an Australian wasp called a bluebottle.

Note:
Related collocations include "mosquito bite", "spider bite", "snake bite", etc.

Quick Quiz

If you've got insect bites, you've

a. taken very small bites

b. been bitten by insects

c. got a taste for insects

Contributor: Matt Errey