Adjective "bit" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A small piece, part, or quantity of something.
  1. 'he read bits of his work to me'
  2. 'Other than that, I've managed to put the finishing touches on some bits of music I've been working on.'
  3. 'He made a telephone call to the Observer and with readers' help slowly began to piece bits of the puzzle together and build up the museum.'
  4. 'One of the outfits means I will be baring bits of skin that don't usually see the light of day.'
  5. 'We both study things in minute detail and piece bits of evidence together and it is very similar with scenes of crime work.'
  6. 'His is an impressive collection of rusty coins and nails, corroded bullets and belt buckles, pieces of swords and knives, shards and bits of broken bottles.'
  7. 'Individual elements such as pieces of driftwood or bits of furniture retained traces of their former life, but also melted into the larger organic whole.'
  8. 'It was piecing together different bits of conversations.'
  9. 'With a few bits of cardboard, a light and a bit of plastic, Pratt's little model echoes both the reality and the dream.'
  10. 'With its clear chicken broth, bits of green onion, finely shredded cabbage and artfully fastened dumplings, said soup is a fine way to begin your feast.'
  11. 'Otherwise, the piece had some good bits of news.'
  12. 'can you move over a bit?'
  13. 'And if so, we can say that it merely happened that the seed dropped where it did and not a bit further on.'
  14. 'Nanna was there so we all hung out for a bit and then she helped me dye my hair black for the party.'
  15. 'Most jobs that will earn you a good amount of money involve a fair bit of training.'
  16. 'It would get them out of the house and earn them a bit of extra cash at the same time.'
  17. 'Online betting is big business and it is now a very simple job to splash a bit of cash on a flutter.'
  18. 'I started to cry a bit but there were other people in the room so I had to get a hold of myself.'
  19. 'So it's, you know, he probably had to scrape a bit to get that amount up.'
  20. 'I did a bit of acting in Liverpool then moved down here to try and make it as an actress.'
  21. 'We're getting some fair bit of sales through and we haven't advertised.'
  22. 'It was very unusual to be from a divorced family then and yes, there was a bit of stigma.'
  23. 'There are still a few too many bulls by comparison but we can move them given a bit of time.'
  24. 'I remember too that he did a bit of dealing in ponies and usually had one or two in the field.'
A set of actions or ideas associated with a specific group or activity.
  1. 'I'm not sure about the getting married bit, but the idea of them going off somewhere holds a certain appeal.'
  2. 'Charles and crew follow him for eight months as he works one five-minute bit into a full hour of worthy material.'
  3. 'Each main dancer got to do a little solo bit in the middle of the semi-circle.'
A girl or young woman.
  1. 'Or you have to sit right there and some young bit who has no training or teaching is letting their children scream for the sake of screaming!'
  2. 'I was a grown woman, with children of my own, not a young bit thing with little experience of life.'
A person's genitals.
    A unit of 121/2 cents (used only in even multiples).
    1. 'Abbey skipped up to the house, a silver bit and four coppers jingling in her apron pocket.'

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      1. Machinery. a removable drilling or boring tool for use in a brace, drill press, or the like. a removable boring head used on certain kinds of drills, as a rock drill. a device for drilling oil wells or the like, consisting of a horizontally rotating blade or an assembly of rotating toothed wheels.

      2. the mouthpiece of a bridle, having fittings at each end to which the reins are fastened.

      3. anything that curbs or restrains.

      4. the blade or iron of a carpenter's plane.

      5. the cuttin

      More examples(as adjective)

      "systems can be bit by crises."

      "theres can be bit of conductors."

      "people can be bit of merchants."

      "people can be bit of funs."

      "people can be bit of drags."

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      (bit)Old English bita ‘bite, mouthful’, of Germanic origin; related to German Bissen, also to bite.


      a bit
      bit by bit
      a bit of a —
      a bit of all right
      bit of fluff (or skirt or stuff)
      bit on the side
      bits and pieces
      do one's bit
      in bits
      not a bit
      not a bit of it
      to bits