bits and pieces meaning, bits and pieces definition | English Cobuild dictionary



  ( bobs    plural & 3rd person present)   ( bobbing    present participle)   ( bobbed    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If something bobs, it moves up and down, like something does when it is floating on water.  
Huge balloons bobbed about in the sky above...      V prep/adv  
2       verb   If you bob somewhere, you move there quickly so that you disappear from view or come into view.  
She handed over a form, then bobbed down again behind a typewriter.      V adv/prep  
3       verb   When you bob your head, you move it quickly up and down once, for example when you greet someone.   (=nod)  
A hostess stood at the top of the steps and bobbed her head at each passenger.      V n  
      Bob is also a noun., n-count   (=nod)  
The young man smiled with a bob of his head.     
4       n-count   A bob is a fairly short hair style for women in which the hair is the same length all the way round, except for the front.  
5    Bits and bobs are small objects or parts of something.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
bits and bobs             phrase  
The microscope contains a few hundred dollars-worth of electronic bits and bobs.     
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love very much (smth. or smb.)
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
quite a lot
we came in for a fair bit of criticism; I've travelled in Asia a fair bit
something is easy to do
hin, often tapered piece of material, such as wood, stone, or metal, used to fill gaps, make something level, or adjust something to fit properly
1. using copyright law to make a piece of work freely available and allowing its free distribution and modification (as long as its derivate versions follow the same copyright rules)


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