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bit

noun [C] uk   /bɪt/ us  

bit noun [C] (AMOUNT)

A2 informal a small piece or amount of something: Would you like a bit of chocolate? The glass smashed into little bits. There were bits of paper all over the floor. She tries to do a bit of exercise every day. I don't understand this bit.a bit informal B2 a short distance or period of time: I'm just going out for a bit. See you later. Can you move up a bit?a bit of sth C1 a slight but not serious amount or type of something: Maria's put on a bit of weight, hasn't she? It's a bit of a nuisance.a bit... A2 slightly: The dress is a bit too big for me. That was a bit silly, wasn't it? I'm a bit nervous. I was hoping there'd be some food - I'm a bit hungry. Would you like a bit more cake? It's a bit like a Swiss chalet. UK very: Blimey, it's a bit cold! And she didn't invite him? That was a bit mean!bit by bit C1 gradually: I saved up the money bit by bit.not a bit not in any way: She wasn't a bit worried about the test. "Are you getting tired?" "Not a bit."quite a bit B1 a lot: They have quite a bit of money.to bits into small pieces: The car was blown to bits. It just fell to bits in my hands. very much: I love my son to bits.
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bit noun [C] (HORSE)

a piece of metal put in a horse's mouth to allow the person riding it to control its movements

bit noun [C] (COMPUTER)

specialized computing a unit of information in a computer that must be either 0 or 1: a 32-bit computer (= a computer that processes 32 bits of information at a time)

bit noun [C] (COIN)

UK , old use a coin representing a small amount of money: a threepenny/sixpenny bit US informal , old use an amount of money that is equal to 12 1/2 cents, usually used in the expression "two bits," or 25 cents
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bit noun [C] (TOOL)

the part of a tool used for cutting or drilling (= making holes)

bit

verb uk   /bɪt/ us  
past simple of bite
(Definition of bit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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