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petit à petit ; peu à peu

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Collaborative Dictionary     English-French
1) le morceau, 2) le bit
morceau ; bit
un peu
un certain temps
'bit by bit' also found in translations in French-English dictionary
bit by bit
bit by bit
gradually ; bit by bit
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   (=small piece)   [+bread, cheese, cake]   morceau    m     
→ a bit of cheese        
[+paper, string]   bout    m     
Would you like another bit?      Est-ce que tu en veux un autre morceau?  
a bit of cake      un morceau de gâteau  
to come to bits, to fall to bits      (=break)   tomber en morceaux  
→ It came to bits in my hand.        
→ His car is falling to bits.        
to take sth to bits      démonter qch  
to do one's bit      y mettre du sien  
→ Marcie always tried to do her bit.        
   a bit      (=a little)   un peu  
   (=rather)   un peu  
→ This girl was a bit strange.        
→ We thought he was a bit mad.        
→ Be careful, the river is a bit dangerous.        
Wait a bit!      Attends un peu!  
"Do you play football?" -- "A bit."      "Tu joues au football?" -- "Un peu."  
a bit dangerous      un peu risqué  
He's a bit mad.      Il est un peu fou.  
a bit too hot      un peu trop chaud  
it's a bit much, that's a bit much      *   c'est un peu fort  
→ It's a bit much to say it's totally our fault.        
→ "They want us to pay for everything!" -- "That's a bit much."        
   a bit of a        [+mess, disaster, disappointment]  
Sorry, the room's in a bit of a mess.      Je suis désolé, la pièce est un peu en désordre.  
This comes as a bit of a disappointment.      C'est un peu décevant.  
   every bit as good as      tout aussi bon (ne)   que  
→ My dinner jacket is every bit as good as his.        
every bit as interesting as      tout aussi intéressant (e)   que  
→ His latest film is every bit as interesting as his last one.        
   quite a bit      (=considerably)   passablement  
→ Things have changed quite a bit.        
   quite a bit of      (=quite a lot of)   pas mal de  
→ They're worth quite a bit of money.        
   bits and pieces, bits and bobs      *   (=things)   trucs    mpl     
→ there are bits and pieces from places such as Japan        
→ I bought a few bits and bobs at the market.        
bits and pieces of      (=small amounts of)  
I did bits and pieces of translation work.      J'ai fait un peu de traduction.  
   not a bit        (mainly British)   (=not at all)   [surprised, disappointed]   pas du tout  
not a bit of it!        (British)   pas le moins du monde!  
   a bit of      (=some)   un peu de  
a bit of music      un peu de musique  
a bit of luck      un peu de chance, de la chance  
a bit of information      un renseignement  
It's a bit of a nuisance.      C'est ennuyeux.  
   a bit, for a bit >      (=British, for some time)   un certain temps  
→ That should keep you busy for a bit.        
→ I lived in Spain for a bit.        
Let's wait a bit.      Attendons un peu.  
   (=part)   [+programme, lesson]   partie    f     
→ Now comes the really important bit.        
→ That's the bit of the meeting that I missed.        
   bit by bit      petit à petit  
→ Bit by bit I began to understand what they were trying to do.        
→ He painted the whole house bit by bit.        
   [+tool]   mèche    f  
   [+horse]   mors    m     
to get the bit between one's teeth, to take the bit between one's teeth      prendre le mors aux dents  
to champ at the bit, to chomp at the bit      ronger son frein  
     (COMPUTING)   bit    m  , élément    m   binaire  

bit-map   , bitmap     (COMPUTING)  
   mode point    m  
   (=bit-map image)   image    f   en mode point
par points  
→ ... bitmap graphics for representing complex images such as photographs.        
      vt   pixeliser, pixelliser  
→ Bitmapped maps require huge storage space.        
bit part  
      n     (in play, film)    petit rôle    m     
      adj     (mainly US)  
*   de pacotille
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bit part, bite, bait, Brit

"bit by bit": examples and translations in context
We cannot afford to fix our foreign policy bit by bit. Nous ne pouvons pas nous permettre d'établir notre politique étrangère petit à petit.
Slowly, bit by bit, this government and previous Conservative governments have relinquished control to the corporate elite. Lentement, petit à petit, le gouvernement et les gouvernements conservateurs qui l'ont précédé ont cédé le contrôle à l'élite du monde des affaires.
You must stimulate her memory bit by bit. Tu dois stimuler sa mémoire peu à peu.
I was progressing bit by bit and accumulating lots of road on my tires... Je progressais peu à peu accumulant beaucoup de route sous mes pneus...
Something called 'integrated' is dealt with as a whole, not bit by bit. L'adjectif "intégré" signifie que l'on traite un problème dans son ensemble, pas morceau par morceau.
Business concept: accumulation of success was bit by bit perfectly. Concept commercial : accumulation de succès a été peu à peu parfaitement.
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