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bit

Synonyms of bit in English:

noun

  • 1 a bit of cake bits of broken glass add a bit of salt
    small portion, small piece, piece, portion, segment, section, part;
    chunk, lump, hunk, slice;
    fragment, scrap, shred, flake, chip, shaving, paring, crumb, grain, fleck, speck;
    spot, drop, pinch, dash, soupçon, modicum, dollop;
    morsel, mouthful, spoonful, bite, taste, gobbet, sample;
    iota, jot, tittle, whit, atom, particle, scintilla, mote, trace, touch, suggestion, hint, tinge;
    shard, sliver;
    snippet, snatch, extract, excerpt
    informal smidgen, smidge, tad
    Australian/New Zealand informal skerrick
    North American rare smitch
  • 2 wait a bit
    moment, minute, second, little while, short time
    informal sec, jiffy, jiff
    British informal mo, tick, two ticks
  • Phrases

    a bit

    1
    he came back looking a bit annoyed
    [Antonyms] very, extremely

    bits and bobs/pieces

    2
    there are a number of openings and storage areas for all sorts of bits and bobs
    informal junk
    British informal odds and sods, gubbins, clobber
    vulgar slang crap, shit
    archaic rummage, truck

    bit by bit

    3
    bit by bit the truth started to emerge
    gradually, little by little, in stages, step by step, slowly, one step at a time;

    do one's bit

    4
    I try to do my bit for the children
    assist, help, lend a hand, be of service, give one's support, give one's backing, contribute, chip in, throw in one's lot;
    participate, take part, join in, get involved
    informal pitch in, play ball, tag along, get in on the act
    British informal muck in, get stuck in

    in a bit

    5
    I'll see you in a bit
    soon, in a (little) while, in a second, in a minute, in a moment, in a trice, in a flash, shortly, in a short time, in (less than) no time, in no time at all, before you know it, before long, directly;
    North American momentarily
    British informal in a tick, in two ticks, in a mo
    North American informal in a snap
    archaic or informal anon
    literary ere long

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