The use of teeth to harm, threaten or express frustration. It is illustrative of the effect of slander, cold wind, excessive wine or of God’s judgment.
Biting used literally
An effect of demon-possession See also Mk 9:18
Biting used metaphorically
Of the wicked against God’s people Ac 7:54 See also Ps 35:16; Ps 37:12; La 2:16; 1Co 15:32 A fulfilment of the prophecy of Isa 22:13, indicating that the devouring of God’s people is a part of the greed of the wicked; 2Ti 4:17
Of the effect of excessive wine Pr 23:31-32