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ALL meanings of a bit

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  • quantifier a bit A bit of something is a small amount of it. COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary . Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers 3
  • phrase a bit A bit means to a small extent or degree. It is sometimes used to make a statement less extreme. COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary . Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers 3
  • phrase a bit You use a bit before 'more' or 'less' to mean a small amount more or a small amount less. COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary . Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers 3
  • noun a bit rather; somewhat COBUILD Advanced English Dictionary . Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers 3
  • noun a bit a stereotypic or habitual set of behaviors, attitudes, or styles associated with an individual, role, situation, etc.: the whole Wall Street bit. 1
  • noun a bit Also called bit part. a very small role, as in a play or motion picture, containing few or no lines. Compare walk-on (def 1). 1
  • noun a bit any small coin: a threepenny bit. 1
  • noun a bit a Spanish or Mexican silver real worth 12½ cents, formerly current in parts of the U.S. 1
  • idioms a bit a bit, rather or somewhat; a little: a bit sleepy. 1
  • idioms a bit a bit much, somewhat overdone or beyond tolerability. 1
  • idioms a bit bit by bit, by degrees; gradually: Having saved money bit by bit, they now had enough to buy the land. 1
  • idioms a bit do one's bit, to contribute one's share to an effort: They all did their bit during the war. 1
  • idioms a bit every bit, quite; just: every bit as good. 1
  • idioms a bit quite a bit, a fairly large amount: There's quite a bit of snow on the ground. 1
  • adverb a bit a little 1
  • adverb a bit slightly 1
  • noun a bit a small piece or quantity of anything: a bit of string. 1
  • noun a bit a short time: Wait a bit. 1
  • noun a bit Informal. an amount equivalent to 12½ U.S. cents (used only in even multiples): two bits; six bits. 1
  • noun a bit an act, performance, or routine: She's doing the Camille bit, pretending to be near collapse. 1
  • adverb a bit To a small extent; in a small amount; rather. 0
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