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American English: /bɪt/
British English: /bɪt/
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  • 1 1.1 (fragment, scrap) in tiny bits
    en pedacitos or trocitos
    to smash something to bits
    hacer pedazos or añicos algo
    to tear something to bits
    romper algo en pedazos
    the critics pulled the book to bits
    los críticos destrozaron el libro
    bits and pieces
    (assorted items) cosas (feminine plural)
    (belongings) cosas (feminine plural)
    bártulos (masculine plural) [colloquial]
    (broken fragments) pedazos (masculine plural)
    she bought a table and a few other bits and pieces
    compró una mesa y otras cosas más
    bits and pieces of material
    retazos (masculine plural)
    retales (masculine plural)
    to be thrilled to bits (British English) [colloquial]
    estar contentísimo
    no caber en sí de alegría
    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.
    1.2 (small piece) (esp British English)
    trocito (masculine)
    pedacito (masculine)
    I wrote the number down on a bit of paper
    anoté el número en un trocito de papel or en un papelito
    a bit on the side (British English) [slang]he's her bit on the side
    es su rollo or (Southern Cone) su programa or (Mexico) su segundo frente [colloquial]
    1.3 (component part) (British English) to take something to bits
    desarmar algo
    Example 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)
    aportar or poner su ( or mi etc) granito de arena
    hacer lo suyo ( or mío etc)
    I did my bit too
    yo también aporté or puse mi granito de arena
    yo también hice lo mío
    while your father was doing his bit in France
    mientras tu padre estaba en el frente en Francia
    2.2 (episode) bits of the book are quite good
    algunas partes del libro están bastante bien
    Example 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.
  • 3a bit of 3.1 (some, a little) (+ uncount noun) a bit of peace and quiet
    un poco de paz y tranquilidad
    with a little bit of luck
    con un poquito de suerte
    a bit of salt
    una pizca de sal
    un poco de sal
    we had a bit of difficulty finding a hotel
    nos resultó algo difícil encontrar un hotel
    it takes a bit of getting used to
    cuesta un poco acostumbrarse
    they have a fair bit o quite a bit of work to do
    tienen bastante trabajo que hacer
    she went with them a good bit of the way
    los acompañó una gran parte del trayecto
    whether you come or not won't make a bit of difference
    da exactamente lo mismo que vengas o no
    it didn't make a bit of difference, he still did it
    no sirvió de nada, lo hizo igual
    3.2 (rather) (British English) we had a bit of an argument
    tuvimos una pequeña discusión
    it was a bit of a waste of time
    fue en cierta manera una pérdida de tiempo
    I've got a bit of a headache
    me duele un poco la cabeza
    she's a bit of an expert
    es casi una experta
    was he ashamed? not a bit of it! (also American English)
    ¿que si estaba avergonzado? ¡para nada! or ¡en absoluto! or ¡ni en lo más mínimo!
  • 4a bit (as adverb) 4.1 (somewhat) a bit faster
    un poco más rápido
    the town's changed a bit
    la ciudad ha cambiado algo or un poco
    she looks a bit pale
    está un poco pálida
    I drank a bit too much
    bebí un poco más de la cuenta or un poco demasiado
    that must be worth a bit!
    ¡eso debe de valer mucho or lo suyo!
    we spent quite a bit
    gastamos bastante
    were you worried? — not a bit
    ¿estabas preocupado? — en absoluto
    I wouldn't be a bit surprised
    no me sorprendería para nada or en lo más mínimo
    she hasn't changed a bit
    no ha cambiado (para) nada
    4.2 (a while)
    un momento or rato
  • 5 (in adv phrases) 5.1bit by bit
    poco a poco
    5.2every bitI'm every bit as disappointed as you
    estoy absolutamente tan decepcionado como tú
    he looks every bit the young executive
    tiene todo el aspecto del joven ejecutivo
  • 6 (act, performance) [colloquial]she was doing her 'indignant parent' bit
    estaba en su papel de madre indignada
    Example 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) two bits
    veinticinco centavos de dólar
    his promise isn't worth two bits
    su promesa no vale ni cinco or (Mexico) ni un quinto
    I don't care o give two bits what she thinks
    me importa un bledo or un comino lo que piense [colloquial]
    7.2 (coin) (British English) [colloquial] a 50p bit
    una 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 (of bridle) to champ at the bitshe was champing at the bit
    la consumía la impaciencia
    estaba que no se podía aguantar
    to have the bit between one's teethshe has the bit between her teeth
    está 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.
  • 10 (on drill)
    Example 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]
    tipa (feminine) [colloquial] [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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