bit

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 /bɪt/

For the verb: "to bite"

Simple Past: bit
Past Participle: bitten

WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (small amount)poco, po' pron ind
 I added a bit of cinnamon to the recipe.
 Ho aggiunto alla ricetta un po' di cannella.
bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (short time)poco, po' pron ind
 I'll be there in a bit.
 Sarò lì tra poco.
bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (piece)  (diminuitivo di pezzo)pezzetto nm
  briciola nf
 There are bits of crackers at the bottom of the bag.
 Ci sono dei pezzetti di cracker in fondo alla borsa.
 
Additional Translations
bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (horses: bridle mouthpiece)morso nm
 The rider saddled up the horse and put the bit in its mouth.
 Il fantino ha sellato il cavallo e gli ha messo il morso in bocca.
bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (restraint)traduzione non disponibile
 The dog was restrained with a harness and bit.
bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (theatre routine)pezzo nm
 The comedy bit about the elevator was really funny.
 Il pezzo comico sull'ascensore è stato molto divertente.
bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (machinery: boring tool)punta nf
 You need to use a five-millimetre bit to drill this hole.
 Hai bisogno di una punta da cinque millimetri per fare questo foro con il trapano.
bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (computers: basic data unit)  (termine inglese)bit nm
 There are eight bits in a byte on most computer systems.
 Nella maggior parte dei sistemi informatici un byte è composto di otto bit.
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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
bite vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (cut with teeth)mordere vtr
 You have to bite hard to get through the peel of this apple.
 Devi mordere forte per passare attraverso la buccia di questa mela.
bite nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (mouthful)boccone nm
 Take a bite. You might like the taste of it.
 Prendi un boccone. Potrebbe piacerti.
bite nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (wound made by biting)morso nm
 You could see the mark the dog's bite made on his leg.
 Era visibile il segno lasciato dal morso del cane sulla sua gamba.
 
Additional Translations
bite nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (act of biting)morso nm
 Watch the TV! The shark's bite breaks the surfboard.
 Guarda la TV! Il morso dello squalo spezza la tavola da surf.
bite nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sting)puntura nf
 The mosquito bite really stung.
 La puntura della zanzara pizzicava molto.
bite nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (fishing)abboccare vtr
 I was out there all day and didn't get a bite from a single fish.
 Sono stato lì tutto il giorno e non ha abboccato un solo pesce.
bite nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (spicy taste)sapore piccante nm
 Are there peppers in this stew? It really has a strong bite.
 Ci sono peperoncini in questo stufato? Ha un sapore davvero piccante.
bite nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (stinging effect)morsa pungente nf
 You can really feel the bite of the wind in winter.
 D'inverno si sente davvero la morsa pungente del vento.
bite nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. slang (something taken)  (figurativo)fetta nf
 Taxes took a bit bite out of his salary.
 Le tasse gli toglievano una bella fetta di stipendio.
bite viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." slang (be really bad)  (figurativo)bruciare vi
 You have to do the course all over again? That must bite!
 You have to repeat a grade? That bites!
 Devi riseguire tutto il corso? Deve bruciare parecchio!
bite viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." (press teeth into)  (premere i denti)calcare i denti vtr
  mordere vtr
 Please bite into the wax so it can make a mould of your teeth.
 Per piacere, calchi i denti sulla cera in modo che possa fare uno stampo della Sua dentatura.
 Per piacere, morda la cera in modo che possa fare uno stampo della Sua dentatura.
bite vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (sting)bruciare vi
 Antiseptic on an open cut really bites.
 Il disinfettante su una ferita aperta brucia molto.
bite vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (clamp teeth onto)mordere vtr
  addentare vtr
 The snapping turtle bites the dog's tail and won't let go.
 La tartaruga azzannatrice morde la coda del cane e non lascia la presa.
bite vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." (acid: corrode)corrodere vtr
 The acid bites into the metal, etching a pattern.
 L'acido corrode il metallo, incidendo un solco.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2014:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
bit | bite |
a bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (a small amount)un pochino, un po', poco avv
 I take just a bit of milk in my coffee.
 Normalmente metto un pochino di latte nel caffè.
a bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (slightly)un po' avv
 It's a bit cold in here!
 He was a bit too polite to be honest.
 Era un po' troppo educato, onestamente.
a bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. informal (a short while)tra poco, tra breve avv
 I'll see you in a bit.
a bit long adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." colloquial (slightly too long)un po' lungo
 My hair is getting a bit long; it's time to have it trimmed.
a bit much un po' troppo
a bit of adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (a small amount of)un po' di, un pochino di avv
 I like a bit of cream in my coffee.
 Mi piace un po' di panna nel caffè.
a bit of a mess nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK (shambolic)un po' sottosopra
a bit of a mess n (difficulty, predicament)una situazione difficile
  un bel pasticcio
a bit of a mess nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (disorderly state)un bel disordine
a bit thick adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." colloquial (slightly too thick)piuttosto denso
  piuttosto spesso
  abbastanza massiccio
 The gravy seems a bit thick; I can stand a spoon in it!
 He's a bit thick though the waist.
a bit thick adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not very intelligent)non molto sveglio
  un po' lento
  un po' tardo
 He's a bit thick, but really nice all the same.
a bit thick adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (person, physique: not thin)cicciottello agg
 He's a bit thick though the waist.
 È un po' cicciottello sulla vita.
a bit thin adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." colloquial (slightly too thin)piuttosto diluito
  un po' acquoso
 The gravy seems a bit thin, so I think I'll add some more flour to thicken it up.
a bit thin adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (with limited resources)un po' ristretto
  puttosto ridotto, piuttosto limitato
 My budget is a bit thin, so I won't be going to Africa this year.
a bit thin adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (person: skinny)magro agg
  snello agg
a bit too advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." colloquial (slightly excessively)un po' troppo
 His hair was a bit too long for me.
 She seemed a bit too calm. Something must be wrong.
a little bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a small amount) un po', un pochino avv
 Add a little bit of vanilla to the batter.
 Could I please have a little bit of cheese?
 Aggiungi un po' di vaniglia alla pastella.
a little bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (slightly)un po'
  appena un po'
 I'm just a little bit dizzy.
bit by bit pezzo dopo pezzo
bit key vescovato
bit part nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (acting: small role)  (recitazione)particina nf
 I got a bit part in the play. I only have two lines.
 Gli hanno offerto una particina nel nuovo film che verrà girato in autunno.
  comparsata nf
 Ha fatto una piccola comparsata nel film di Moretti.
bit player nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. literal (actor who appears in small roles)comparsa nf
 Ho fatto la comparsa in diversi telefilm.
bit player figurative ([sb] who has a negligible effect on [sth])figura irrilevante nf
 L'ex premier è ormai diventato una figura irrilevante nel panorama internazionale.
   (figurato: che conta poco)due di picche, due di briscola
 Nonostante tutte le arie che si è dato, l'ex premier a quel convegno contava come il due di picche.
champ at the bit v literal (horse: chew at restraint)mordere il freno vtr
 The horse was impatient for the race to start and visibly champing at the bit.
 Il cavallo mordeva il freno, e lui riusciva a trattenerlo a stento.
champ at the bit v figurative (be eager, impatient: to do [sth])mordere il freno vtr
 I'm champing at the bit to go on my vacation.
 Sta mordendo il freno, è pronto a scattare!
do a bit fare un po'
do your bit v (play your part, contribute)fare la propria parte
drill bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (tool for drilling holes)punta da trapano
every bit ogni pezzo
every bit as adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." informal (equally, just as)altrettanto avv
for a bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (for a short while)  (per poco tempo)per un po' avv
grate a bit viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived." UK, informal (be slightly irritating)urtare vagamente vtr
high order bit   (informatica)bit più significativo
in a bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." informal (a short while from now)tra poco, tra pochissimo avv
 I'm eating dinner now but I'll call you back in a bit.
 Adesso sto cenando ma ti richiamo tra poco.
  tra un attimo, tra un secondo, tra un momento avv
in a little bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." UK, informal (a short time from now)tra poco, tra un po', fra poco, fra un po' avv
just a bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (a small amount)appena un po'
just a bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (a small amount)poco poco avv
little bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (small amount)piccola quantità nf
  un poco, un pochino
not a bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (not at all)neanche un po' avv
not a bit adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (not at all)neanche un po' agg
parity bit bit di parità
put the bit in a horse's mouth mettere il morso al cavallo vtr
quantum bit   (computer)bit quantico nm
quite a bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (a considerable length of time)  (tempo)un bel po' di tempo, un bel po' avv
quite a bit advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." (a considerable amount)  (quantità)un bel po' avv
the whole bit l'intero pezzo
tiny bit adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." (little, very slightly)un pochino, appena, un po', poco poco, appena appena, giusto un po', leggermente avv
 This version is a tiny bit better than the first, but you still need to revise it.
 Questa versione è un pochino meglio della precedente, ma devi ancora migliorare.
tiny bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (very small amount)goccio, goccia, briciola, pochettino
 There's a tiny bit of milk left in the bottle.
 C'è un goccio di latte e una briciola di formaggio in frigo.
two-bit di venticinque centesimi di dollaro
wee bit nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. UK, informal (little, slight amount)pochino, tantino nm
wee bit adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house." UK, informal (little, slightly)leggermente avv
whole bit tutto l'insieme
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