- 1. spot, bit, small indefinite quantity, small indefinite amount
- usage: a small piece or quantity of something; "a spot of tea"; "a bit of paper"; "a bit of lint"; "I gave him a bit of my mind"
- 2. bit, chip, flake, fleck, scrap, fragment
- usage: a small fragment of something broken off from the whole; "a bit of rock caught him in the eye"
- 3. moment, mo, minute, second, bit, time
- usage: an indefinitely short time; "wait just a moment"; "in a mo"; "it only takes a minute"; "in just a bit"
- 4. piece, bit, case, instance, example
- usage: an instance of some kind; "it was a nice piece of work"; "he had a bit of good luck"
- 5. bit, stable gear, saddlery, tack
- usage: piece of metal held in horse's mouth by reins and used to control the horse while riding; "the horse was not accustomed to a bit"
- 6. bit, unit of measurement, unit
- usage: a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states; "there are 8 bits in a byte"
- 7. morsel, bit, bite, taste, mouthful
- usage: a small amount of solid food; a mouthful; "all they had left was a bit of bread"
- 8. snatch, bit, fragment
- usage: a small fragment; "overheard snatches of their conversation"
- 9. act, routine, number, turn, bit, performance, public presentation
- usage: a short theatrical performance that is part of a longer program; "he did his act three times every evening"; "she had a catchy little routine"; "it was one of the best numbers he ever did"
- 10. bit, part, portion
- usage: the part of a key that enters a lock and lifts the tumblers
- 11. bit, cutting implement
- usage: the cutting part of a drill; usually pointed and threaded and is replaceable in a brace or bitstock or drill press; "he looked around for the right size bit"
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- 1. bite, seize with teeth, grip
- usage: to grip, cut off, or tear with or as if with the teeth or jaws; "Gunny invariably tried to bite her"
- 2. bite, sting, burn, ache, smart, hurt
- usage: cause a sharp or stinging pain or discomfort; "The sun burned his face"
- 3. bite, pierce
- usage: penetrate or cut, as with a knife; "The fork bit into the surface"
- 4. sting, bite, prick, pierce
- usage: deliver a sting to; "A bee stung my arm yesterday"
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