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piece

Synonyms of piece in English:

noun

  • 1 a piece of cheese a piece of wood
    bit, section, slice, chunk, segment, lump, hunk;
    wedge, slab, knob, block, cake, bar, tablet, brick, cube, stick, length;
    mouthful, morsel
    British informalwodge
  • 2 his ability to take a clock to pieces
  • 3 a piece of furniture a vital piece of evidence
    example, specimen, sample, instance, illustration, occurrence, case
  • 4 he gets $16 million plus a piece of the profit
    share, slice, portion, quota, part, bit, percentage, amount, quantity, ration, fraction, division, subdivision;
    allocation, allotment, measure, apportionment
    informalcut, whack, rake-off
    rarequantum, moiety
  • 5 one of the finest pieces is a Tuscan vase a piece of music
    musical work, composition, creation, production, opus
  • 6 the reporter who wrote the piece
  • 7 the pieces on a chess board
    token, counter, man, disc, chip, marker
  • Phrases

    come/fall to pieces

    1
    one large transport came to pieces in space it splintered loudly and fell to pieces under his weight
    break up, break, break open/apart, shatter, splinter, fracture, burst apart, explode, blow apart, implode;
    disintegrate, fall apart, collapse, break down, tumble down;
    smash, smash to smithereens
    informalbust
    technicalspall
    rareshiver

    give a piece of one's mind to

    2
    I'm going to confront my brother and give him a piece of my mind
    reprimand, rebuke, scold, admonish, reprove, upbraid, chastise, chide, censure, castigate, lambaste, berate, lecture, criticize, take to task, read the Riot Act to, haul over the coals
    informaltell off, give someone a telling-off, dress down, give someone a dressing-down, bawl out, pitch into, lay into, lace into, blow up at, give someone an earful, give someone a roasting, give someone a rocket, give someone a rollicking
    North American informalchew out, ream out
    British vulgar slangbollock, give someone a bollocking

    go/fall to pieces

    3
    he went to pieces when his wife died
    have a (mental/nervous) breakdown, break down, go out of one's mind, crack, snap, lose control, lose one's head, fall apart
    British informalgo into a (flat) spin

    in one piece

    4
  • 1 I checked my camera to see if it was still in one piece
  • 2 I'll bring her back in one piece
    unhurt, uninjured, unscathed, safe, safe and sound
  • in pieces

    5
  • 1 the dish lay in pieces on the floor
    broken, in bits, shattered, smashed, in smithereens
    informalbust
  • 2 this man's only ambition appeared to be to cut him in pieces
    apart, up, to pieces
    literaryasunder
  • (all) of a piece

    6
    the rounded-off curves of the figure's body make her seem of a piece with the curlicued chair the first three objections are all of a piece
    [Antonyms] different, unlike
    similar, alike, (exactly) the same, indistinguishable, undistinguishable, identical, uniform, of the same kind, twin, interchangeable, undifferentiated, homogeneous, cut from the same cloth, consistent, unvarying;
    informallike (two) peas in a pod, much of a muchness, (like) Tweedledum and Tweedledee

    piece of the action

    7
    when great new technologies come along, everybody wants a piece of the action
    share, portion, bit, cut, quota, percentage;
    informalwhack, slice of the cake, rake-off

    piece of cake

    8
    informal
    a career is a piece of cake compared to this being a single mother isn't the piece of cake she thought it would be
    easy task, easy job, child's play, nothing, five-finger exercise, gift, walkover, sinecure
    informalbreeze, doddle, walk in the park, picnic, money for old rope, money for jam, cinch, sitter, kids' stuff, cushy job/number, doss, cakewalk, pushover
    North American informalduck soup, snap
    Australian/New Zealand informalbludge, snack
    South African informala piece of old tackie
    British vulgar slanga piece of piss
    datedsnip

    tear/pull someone/something to pieces

    9
    theatre critics would tear the production to pieces
    criticize, attack, censure, condemn, denigrate, find fault with, give a bad press to, pillory, maul, lambaste, flay, savage
    British informalslate, rubbish, slag off, monster
    North American informalpummel, cut up
    Australian/New Zealand informalbag

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    Phrases

    piece something together

    1
    it might be possible to piece the photographs together investigators are now trying to piece together what happened
    put together, assemble, compose, construct, join up, fit together, join, unite, reassemble, reconstruct, put back together, mend, repair, patch up, sew (up);
    build up a picture/impression of

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