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I envy the sensibility in Europe, appreciating beauty in women as they age. I'm going to go that way. I might dye my gray hair for a bit, but beyond that the buck stops. I'm not having any work done.
Rachel Bilson

Meaning of a bit in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF A BIT

a bit play
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WHAT DOES A BIT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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The definition of a bit in the dictionary is rather; somewhat.

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ENGLISH WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE A BIT

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Synonyms and antonyms of a bit in the English dictionary of synonyms

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SYNONYMS OF «A BIT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «a bit» and belong to the same grammatical category.
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WORDS RELATING TO «A BIT»

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Translation of «a bit» into 20 languages

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TRANSLATION OF A BIT

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有点
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un poco
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a bit
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Translator English - Hindi

एक सा
380 millions of speakers
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قليلا
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немного
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um pouco
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un peu
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ein bisschen
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ビット
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조금
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một chút
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un po ´
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nieco
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трохи
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un pic
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λίγο
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Translator English - Afrikaans

´n bietjie
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lite
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litt
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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «A BIT»

The term «a bit» is very widely used and occupies the 2.743 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about a bit

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10 QUOTES WITH «A BIT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word a bit.
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Clive Anderson
I try to make myself walk around a bit, but I probably think about it more than I actually do it. Years ago, I did think about joining a gym.
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Gemma Arterton
I probably should get a bit more star-struck but I never do.
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Linwood Barclay
Once you come up with a premise, you have to work out how it all happened. It's a bit like coming up with a spectacular roof design first. Before you can get it up there, you need to build a solid foundation and supporting structure.
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Bernard Beckett
I just love the idea that people disappear into the story for a while. You grab a book, and you want to get back to it, and your life becomes a bit of an interruption. I would love readers to feel like that.
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Brendan Behan
The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted.
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Rachel Bilson
I envy the sensibility in Europe, appreciating beauty in women as they age. I'm going to go that way. I might dye my gray hair for a bit, but beyond that the buck stops. I'm not having any work done.
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Cate Blanchett
You know you've made it when you've been moulded in miniature plastic. But you know what children do with Barbie dolls - it's a bit scary, actually.
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David Boreanaz
I'm a bit of a chameleon with the whole entertainment industry so to speak.
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Adam Brown
My first film is coming out, and it's in 3D, and it's 'The Hobbit,' so it's a bit weird.
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Billy Campbell
The South Downs of England reminded me a bit of my Old Virginia homeland.
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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «A BIT»

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This Won't Hurt a Bit: (And Other White Lies): My Education ...
" This Won't Hurt a Bit is the story of how she grew up and became a real doctor. It's a no-holds-barred account of what a modern medical education feels like, from the grim to the ridiculous, from the heartwarming to the obscene.
autorMichelle Au, 2011
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Black and White (And a Bit in Between): Timeless Interiors, ...
A sumptuously photographed tour of the celebrated designer's interiors features examples from more than 75 homes complemented by inspirational tips and professional tricks on everything from choosing paints and finishes to building nature ...
autorCelerie Kemble, 2011
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A Bit of Difference
A new novel from the winner of the Wole Soyinka Prize for African LiteratureAt thirty-nine, Deola Bello, a Nigerian expatriate in London, is dissatisfied with being single and working overseas.
autorSefi Atta, 2012
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Country Living A Bit of Velvet and a Dash of Lace: The ...
A textile artist and founder of Magnolia Pearl showcases her interior design philosophy, which brings together colors, textures, and materials in innovative new ways to create meticulously detailed, eclectic environments that blend elements ...
autorRobin Brown, 2008
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A Bit Haywire
When ten-year-old Owen Bryce accidentally inherits superpowers, he quickly realizes that his powers are a bit quirky and only work with specific triggers.
autorScott Zirkel, 2006
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A Bit on the Side
At the heart of this stunning collection is Trevor's characteristic tenderness and unflinching eye for both the humanizing and dehumanizing aspects of modern urban and rural life.
autorWilliam Trevor, 2005
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A Bit of Earth
The Wongs, sons of the Chinese earth; the Wees, subjects of the English gods; the Mahmuds, the scions of the Malayan soil and all with different dreams for the bit of earth they live on.
autorSuchen Christine Lim, 2001
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A Bit of Applause for Mrs. Claus
A humorous look at the efforts of the woman who helps make Santa's yearly visit possible.
autorJeannie Schick-Jacobowitz, Susie Schick-Pierce, Muffin Drake, 2003
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Basic Algebra and Geometry Made a Bit Easier Lesson Plans: A ...
This is the fifth book in the Math Made a Bit Easier series by independent math tutor Larry Zafran.
autorLarry Zafran, 2010
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A Bit of Rough
Architect James Justin impulsively lets himself be picked up in a biker bar by seductive hunk Bram Lord for a one night stand that turns into something bigger.
autorLaura Baumbach, 2007
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10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «A BIT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term a bit is used in the context of the following news items.
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Engineers, unless we wave our arms a bit we'll never inspire the …
Dr Hunt filming in Cambridge. Public engagement through TV shows and speaking to schools is just as vital as journal articles and research. Photograph: Dr ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
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'A bit of advice, a bit of spray': Frawley fits in
"We've got some good players down there and good leaders down there with 'Gibbo' (Josh Gibson), 'Lakey', 'Hodgey' – so they all give a bit of advice and a bit ... «AFL.com.au, Jun 15»
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A Bit of 30-Year Bond Advice From an Investor With a Hot Hand
If you played it correctly at every turn, you could've made a killing, given the unprecedented 8.9 percent return in January alone. If you played it wrong, which ... «Bloomberg, May 15»
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Kathy Doig: Designing curriculum is a bit like jazz
Reworking curriculum is a bit like jazz in that it's not very linear. You go off on one line of thinking and then come back to the center. It's also very creative and ... «MSUToday, May 15»
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Giving a Bit(coin) - Cryptocurrency and philanthropy
New online currencies such as Bitcoin could be the answer to charities becoming more transparent over how they spend donations. This discussion paper looks ... «Charities Aid Foundation, May 15»
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Weekend Rewind: Billy T Live, early FOTC, and A Bit After Ten
But we have had some successful forays into this area, with the series A Bit After Ten and Pulp Comedy, as well as assorted specials. Sketch comedy was the ... «New Zealand Herald, Apr 15»
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Opinion: Wall Street's morality movement is a bit unnerving
Longstanding Wall Street policy held that wrongdoers — especially heavy-hitting wrongdoers — needed only to say that they did nothing wrong … and promise ... «MarketWatch, Apr 15»
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Carmakers Can Relax, A Bit, Apple Car Threat Looks Years Away
The world's car manufacturers can breathe easy, at least for a while; the threat that mega-rich technology company Apple Apple is about to launch a vehicle ... «Forbes, Apr 15»
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Column: A BIT of an overreaction
Column: A BIT of an overreaction. The new model fails to understand the role of BITs in attracting foreign investment, the base of Make in India. By: Prabhash ... «Financial Express, Apr 15»
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Leaders Win Trust When They Show a Bit of Humanity
Trust in business leadership is at historic lows, according to surveys by Edelman and the World Economic Forum. One reason might be what INSEAD professors ... «blogs.hbr.org, Apr 15»
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