- 1 1.1 (fragment, scrap) in tiny bitsto smash something to bitsen pedacitos or trocitosto tear something to bitshacer pedazos or añicos algothe critics pulled the book to bitsromper algo en pedazosbits and pieceslos críticos destrozaron el libro(assorted items)cosas (feminine plural)(belongings)cosas (feminine plural)(broken fragments)she bought a table and a few other bits and piecespedazos (masculine plural)bits and pieces of materialcompró una mesa y otras cosas másto be thrilled to bits (British English) [colloquial]retazos (masculine plural)retales (masculine plural)1.2estar contentísimono caber en sí de alegría(small piece) (especially British English)I wrote the number down on a bit of papertrocito (masculine)pedacito (masculine)a bit on the side (British English) [slang]he's her bit on the sideanoté el número en un trocito de papel or en un papelito1.3es su rollo or (Southern Cone) su programa or (Mexico) su segundo frente [colloquial](component part) (British English)to take something to bitsdesarmar algoExample sentences
- They were Rris-built devices, requiring two Rris to power the treadle turning the shaft, but the bits and cutting blades were of improved carbon steel.
- The way to change the cutting depth of the bit varies among different router types, makes, and models.
- Align the pilot bit of the hole saw with the center point you marked earlier in the face of the door, and begin drilling.
- 2 2.1(section, piece)to do one's bit (British English)I did my bit tooaportar or poner su ( or mi etc) granito de arenahacer lo suyo ( or mío etc)while your father was doing his bit in Franceyo también aporté or puse mi granito de arenayo también hice lo mío2.2mientras tu padre estaba en el frente en Francia(episode)bits of the book are quite goodalgunas partes del libro están bastante bien
- 3a bit of 3.1 (some, a little) (+ uncount noun) a bit of peace and quietwith a little bit of luckun poco de paz y tranquilidada bit of saltcon un poquito de suertewe had a bit of difficulty finding a hoteluna pizca de salun poco de salit takes a bit of getting used tonos resultó algo difícil encontrar un hotelthey have a fair bit o quite a bit of work to docuesta un poco acostumbrarseshe went with them a good bit of the waytienen bastante trabajo que hacerwhether you come or not won't make a bit of differencelos acompañó una gran parte del trayectoit didn't make a bit of difference, he still did itda exactamente lo mismo que vengas o no3.2 (rather) (British English) we had a bit of an argumentno sirvió de nada, lo hizo igualit was a bit of a waste of timetuvimos una pequeña discusiónI've got a bit of a headachefue en cierta manera una pérdida de tiemposhe's a bit of an expertme duele un poco la cabezawas he ashamed? not a bit of it! (also American English)es casi una experta¿que si estaba avergonzado? ¡para nada! or ¡en absoluto! or ¡ni en lo más mínimo!Example sentences
- With a few bits of cardboard, a light and a bit of plastic, Pratt's little model echoes both the reality and the dream.
- I've been trying to identify what bits of the blog work well (that these bits should even exist may come as a bit of a shock to some of you, I'm sure) and what bits don't work so well.
- One of the outfits means I will be baring bits of skin that don't usually see the light of day.
- 4a bit (as adverb) 4.1(somewhat)a bit fasterthe town's changed a bitun poco más rápidoshe looks a bit palela ciudad ha cambiado algo or un pocoI drank a bit too muchestá un poco pálidathat must be worth a bit!bebí un poco más de la cuenta or un poco demasiadowe spent quite a bit¡eso debe de valer mucho or lo suyo!were you worried? — not a bitgastamos bastanteI wouldn't be a bit surprised¿estabas preocupado? — en absolutoshe hasn't changed a bitno me sorprendería para nada or en lo más mínimo4.2no ha cambiado (para) nada(a while)un momento or ratoExample sentences
- As this is something of a landmark survey may we be excused for pushing the boat out a bit?
- If this means staying off the usual glass or three of wine per evening for a bit, so be it.
- Nanna was there so we all hung out for a bit and then she helped me dye my hair black for the party.
- 5 (in adv phrases) 5.1bit by bit5.2every bitI'm every bit as disappointed as youpoco a pocohe looks every bit the young executiveestoy absolutamente tan decepcionado como tútiene todo el aspecto del joven ejecutivo
- 6 (act, performance) [colloquial]she was doing her 'indignant parent' bitestaba en su papel de madre indignadaExample sentences
- I'm not sure about the getting married bit, but the idea of them going off somewhere holds a certain appeal.
- The only really entertaining bit was the thing with Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson.
- There's a stunning, uncredited sax solo and a quirky contrapuntal bit for the trombones.
- 7 7.1 (in US) See examples: two bitshis promise isn't worth two bitsveinticinco centavos de dólarI don't care o give two bits what she thinkssu promesa no vale ni cinco or (Mexico) ni un quinto7.2me importa un bledo or un comino lo que piense [colloquial](coin) (British English) [colloquial]a 50p bituna moneda de 50 peniques
- 8 (Computing)Example sentences
- For example, is it important to discuss computer bits, bytes, disk drives and the like in an agricultural mechanics textbook?
- I now know there are eight bits in a byte, and 1024 megabytes in a gigabyte.
- The interesting thing is to watch them write a subroutine that counts all the bits in a byte, then ask them to make it much, much faster.
- 9 to champ at the bitshe was champing at the bitto have the bit between one's teethshe has the bit between her teethla consumía la impacienciaestaba que no se podía aguantarestá que no la para nadie [colloquial]Example sentences
- You can also go shopping at the C Quarter Circle Saddlery for saddles, bridles, bits, spurs and much more!
- In the tackroom where the bridles, bits, snaffles, girths and whips were hanging on the wall, Jackson asked me about everything.
- It seems there are different opinions as to whether the rein attached to the bit should be left on, in addition to the direct one.
- 10Example sentences
- He's wearing a belt with screwdrivers, drill bits, spanners, hacksaws and nails lodged in every pocket.
- Drilling can be done with many of the same tools you use for drilling wood or metal, including twist drills, brad point drill bits, spade bits or a hole saw with a pilot bit.
- The trail down to the foot of the falls was all but vertical, a white-knuckle descent by means of chains and old drill bits hammered into the rock.
- 11(woman) (British English) [slang] [pejorative]Example sentences
- He must have a young bit on the side.
- I was a grown woman, with children of my own, not a young bit thing with little experience of life.
- 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!
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