piece


piece
n.
figure used in a game

1) chess pieces

coin

2) a fifty-cent; gold; ten-cent piece

an artistic work

3) a collector's piece (BE; CE has collector's item)

4) a conversation piece

5) a piece of music

unit

6) by the piece

fragment

7) to break into pieces (the vase fell and broke into small pieces; she broke the dish into pieces)

misc.

8) to go to pieces ('to fall apart'); a solid piece of work ('high-quality work'); to give smb. a piece of one's mind ('to tell smb. brusquely what one thinks'); to speak one's piece ('to state one's opinion frankly'); a piece of news; (BE; colloq.) a nasty piece of work ('a nasty person'); to pick a theory to pieces ('to disprove a theory')

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[piːs]
a piece of news
ten-cent piece
(BE; colloq.) a nasty piece of work ('a nasty person')
a solid piece of work ('high-quality work')
to pick a theory to pieces ('to disprove a theory')
to speak one's piece ('to state one's opinion frankly')
to give smb. a piece of one's mind ('to tell smb. brusquely what one thinks')
['coin'] a fifty-cent
['figure used in a game'] chess pieces
['unit'] by the piece
a conversation piece
a piece of music
['misc. '] to go to pieces ('to fall apart')
['an artistic work'] a collector's piece (BE; CE has collector's item)
['fragment'] to break into pieces (the vase fell and broke into small pieces; she broke the dish into pieces)

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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