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Definizione monolingua e traduzione bit

Inglese grammatica




  1. Simple past of bite.
    Your dog bit me!

bit (plural bits)

  1. A piece of metal placed in a horses mouth and connected to reins to direct the animal.
    Horses hate having bits put in their mouth.
  2. A rotary cutting tool fitted to a drill, used to make holes.
  3. (US) An eighth of a dollar. Note that there is no coin minted worth 12.5 cents. (When this term first came into use, the Spanish 8 reales coin was widely used as a dollar equivalent, and thus the 1 real coin was equivalent to 12.5 cents.)
    A quarter is two bits.
  4. (dated, UK) A coin of a specified value. (Also used for a nine-pence coin in the British Caribbean.)
    A threepenny bit.
  5. A small amount of something.
    There were bits of paper all over the floor.
    Does your leg still hurt? / Just a bit now.
  6. Specifically, a small amount of time.
    Ill be there in a bit, I need to take care of something first.
    He was here just a bit ago, but it looks like hes stepped out.
  7. (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought): A portion of something.
    Id like a big bit of cake, please.
  8. (slang) A prison sentence, especially a short one.
    • 1904, The Anamosa prison press, volume 7, Iowa. Colony of Detention at Anamosa: 
      Had it not been for the influence of Mrs. Booth and Hope Hall I should still be grafting or doing a bit in some stir
    • 1916, Thomas Mott Osborne. Warden, Sing Sing Prison, N. Y., “Prison Reform”, The Journal of sociologic medicine, volume 17, page 407: 
      Before doing that I am going to tell you what was the result of my own incarceration, because I presume it may not be a secret to you, that I have done a ""bit"" myself, not the ""bit"" which the prosecuting attorney was so anxious to have me do.
    • 1994, Odie Hawkins, Lost Angeles, page 158:
      Chino didnt make me think of Dachau or that notorious joint in Angola, Louisiana, where a brother who had done a bit there told me how they used to cut the grass on the front lawn with their fingernails.
    • 2001, Andrew H. Vachss, Pain management:
      Not counting the days—thats okay for a county-time slap, but itll make you crazy if youve got years to go on a felony bit.
  9. An excerpt of material from a composition or show.
    His bit about video games was not nearly as entertaining as the other segments of his show.

bit (not comparable)

  1. To a small extent; in a small amount (usually with ""a"").
    Thats a bit too sweet.
Traduzione italiano bit |morso |poca |poco |pezzo |boccone |freno |pezzetto |attimo |brano |briciolo |cifra binaria |momento |parte |punta |un pò |

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