Pronunciation: (bool'it), [key]
— n., v., -let•ed, -let•ing.
- a small metal projectile, part of a cartridge, for firing from small arms. See diag. under
- a cartridge.
- a small ball.
- a heavy dot for marking paragraphs or otherwise calling attention to or itemizing particular sections of text, esp. in display advertising.
- an ace.
- to force oneself to perform a painful, difficult task or to endure an unpleasant situation: We'll just have to bite the bullet and pay higher taxes.
- to move swiftly.
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