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jot

verb [T usually + adv/prep] uk   /dʒɒt/ us    /dʒɑːt/ (-tt-)
to make a quick short note of something: Could you jot your address and phone number in my address book?
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jot

noun uk   /dʒɒt/ us    /dʒɑːt/ informal
not a/one jot not at all or not even a small amount: Don't listen to her! There's not a jot of truth (= there is no truth) in what she's saying. None of the committee's proposals will matter a jot (= they will not matter) if no one reads their report.
Translations of “jot”
in Spanish pizca…
in French brin…
in German der Deut…
in Chinese (Traditional) 草草記下, 匆匆記下…
in Russian бегло набрасывать (записку и т. д.)…
in Turkish not almak, yazmak, not etmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 草草记下, 匆匆记下…
in Polish naskrobać, napisać…
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