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Synonyms of bit in English:


  • 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

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

    bits and bobs/pieces

    there are a number of openings and storage areas for all sorts of bits and bobs
    British informalodds and sods, gubbins, clobber
    vulgar slangcrap, shit
    archaicrummage, truck

    bit by bit

    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

    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

    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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