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kuitsuku
godan verb, intransitive verb

Alternate Written Forms:

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kuitsuku
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kuitsuku
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kuitsuku
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kuitsuku
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kuitsuku

Root Words:

[()·い + ()·]
kui + tsuku

English Meaning(s) for 食いつく

godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to bite at; to snap at; to nibble
  2. to get one's teeth into (metaphorically); to get to grips with; to really get into
  3. to hold on to; to cling to; to stick to
  4. to complain; to bicker

Definition and Synonyms for 食いつく

Snap At bite off with a quick bite
Synonyms: しがむ, 噛む, 噛み付く, 噛み切る, 食いつく, 食いちぎる, 食らいつく, 食い切る
Bite to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws
Synonyms: しがむ, 噛む, 噛み付く, 噛み切る, 噛み締める, 食いつく, 食らいつく
Lead evidence pointing to a possible solution
Synonyms: 手がかり, 手掛け, 手蔓, 端緒, 糸口, 食いつき, 食いつく
Clew evidence that helps to solve a problem
Synonyms: きー, キー, ヒント, きっかけ, 傍証, 小口, 手がかり, 手掛け, 手蔓, 示唆, 端緒, 糸口, , , 足がかり, , , 食いつき, 食いつく
Bite an instance of a fish taking the bait
Synonyms: 食いつき, 食いつく

Meanings for each kanji in 食いつく

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Categories 食いつく is a member of

Grip hold fast or firmly
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Bite to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws
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Evidence your basis for belief or disbelief
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Evidence an indication that makes something evident
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Success an event that accomplishes its intended purpose
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 食いつく

Conjugations for 食いつく

masu stem
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kuitsuki
Negative stem
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kuitsuka
te-form
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kuitsuite
Negative te-form
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kuitsukanakute
Adverbial Negative Form
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kuitsukanaku
Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuitsuku
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukanai
Past Indicative Form
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kuitsuita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukanakatta
Presumptive Form
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kuitsukou
Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuitsukimasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukimasen
Past Indicative Form
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kuitsukimashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukimasendeshita
Presumptive Form
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kuitsukimashou
Tai Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuitsukitai
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukitakunai
Past Indicative Form
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kuitsukitakatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukitakunakatta
te-form
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kuitsukitakute
Negative te-form
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kuitsukitakunakute
Adverbial Form
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kuitsukitaku
Imperative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuitsuke
Imperative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuitsukinasai
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuitsukeba
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukanakereba
Present Indicative Negative Colloquial Form
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kuitsukanakya
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuitsuitara
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukanakattara
Alternative Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuitsuitari
Potential Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuitsukeru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukenai
Past Indicative Form
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kuitsuketa
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukenakatta
masu-stem
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kuitsuke
te-form
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kuitsukete
Negative te-form
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kuitsukenakute
Potential Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuitsukemasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukemasen
Past Indicative Form
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kuitsukemashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukemasendeshita
Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuitsukareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukarenai
Past Indicative Form
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kuitsukareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukarenakatta
masu stem
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kuitsukare
te-form
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kuitsukarete
Negative te-form
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kuitsukarenakute
Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuitsukaremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukaremasen
Past Indicative Form
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kuitsukaremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukaremasendeshita
Causative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuitsukaseru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukasenai
Past Indicative Form
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kuitsukaseta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukasenakatta
masu stem
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kuitsukase
te-form
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kuitsukasete
Negative te-form
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kuitsukasenakute
Causative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuitsukasemasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukasemasen
Past Indicative Form
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kuitsukasemashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukasemasendeshita
Causative Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuitsukasareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukasarenai
Past Indicative Form
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kuitsukasareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukasarenakatta
masu stem
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kuitsukasare
te-form
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kuitsukasarete
Negative te-form
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kuitsukasarenakute
Causative Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
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kuitsukasaremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukasaremasen
Past Indicative Form
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kuitsukasaremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukasaremasendeshita
Colloquial Form
Present Indicative Negative Masculine Form
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kuitsukan
Formal Form
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukazu
Classical Form (nu)
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukanu
Classical Form (zaru)
Present Indicative Negative Form
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kuitsukazaru

Sample Sentences for 食いつく

If you calmly look at the reply you sent to an email, you'll find that it'll have "you" all over it. While you may use the pretext that you're just working with whatever information the addressee gave you, in the end it's just all about yourself. This is wrong. Let's be a little more careful, shall we?

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