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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
    informalsmidgen, smidge, tad
    Australian/New Zealand informalskerrick
    North American raresmitch
  • 2 wait a bit
    moment, minute, second, little while, short time
    informalsec, jiffy, jiff
    British informalmo, 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
    informaljunk
    British informalodds and sods, gubbins, clobber
    vulgar slangcrap, shit
    archaicrummage, 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
    informalpitch in, play ball, tag along, get in on the act
    British informalmuck 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 informalin a tick, in two ticks, in a mo
    North American informalin a snap
    archaic or , informalanon
    literaryere long

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