piece together


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Translations
يَجْمَع القِطَع إلى بَعْضِها
sestavitsložit
samle
setja saman
parçalarını birleştirmek

w>piece together

vt sep (lit)zusammenstückeln; (fig)sich (dat)zusammenreimen; evidencezusammenfügen; to piece together a mysterydie einzelnen Teile eines Rätsels zusammenfügen; police are trying to piece together his last hoursdie Polizei versucht, seine letzten Stunden zu rekonstruieren

piece

(piːs) noun
1. a part of anything. a piece of cake; He examined it carefully piece by piece (= each piece separately).
2. a single thing or example of something. a piece of paper; a piece of news.
3. a composition in music, writing (an article, short story etc), drama, sculpture etc. He wrote a piece on social reform in the local newspaper.
4. a coin of a particular value. a five-pence piece.
5. in chess, draughts and other games, a small shape made of wood, metal, plastic etc that is moved according to the rules of the game.
ˌpieceˈmeal adverb
a little bit at a time; not as a whole. He did the work piecemeal.
adjective
done etc in this way. He has a rather piecemeal way of working.
go (all) to pieces
(of a person) to collapse physically or nervously. She went to pieces when her husband died.
in pieces
1. with its various parts not joined together. The bed is delivered in pieces and the customer has to put it together himself.
2. broken. The vase was lying in pieces on the floor.
piece together
to put (the pieces of something) together. They tried to piece together the fragments of the broken vase.
to pieces
into separate, usually small pieces, or into the various parts from which (something) is made. It was so old, it fell to pieces when I touched it.
References in classic literature ?
It appeared, by what I could piece together of the unprofane fragments of his statement, that he had chanced upon Sir Ossaise at dawn of the morning, and been told that if he would make a short cut across the fields and swamps and broken hills and glades, he could head off a company of travelers who would be rare customers for prophylactics and tooth-wash.
Then it was that I got the clew of time, and was able to piece together events and actions in their proper order.
He sat quite still and tried to think calmly, tried to piece together in his mind the sequence of events which had brought him to this part of the world and which had led to his remaining where he was, an undesired hanger-on at the threshold of Miles Fentolin.
Elizabeth tried to piece together what little she understood of his monologue.
She knows that people who piece together the beautiful trifles die early, because the labor is so confining, and so exhausting to hand and brain, and so she has decreed that all these people who reach the age of sixty shall have a pension after that
He was a surprise box," he wandered on, while she proceeded to undress him; and bit by bit she was able to piece together what had happened.
As the door shut for the second time, she sank on to the floor in front of the fire, trying, now that their bodies were not there to distract her, to piece together her impressions of them as a whole.
Ma and her child, Alex, head out on a road trip from their home in Virginia to California, meeting a colorful cast of characters and experiencing the variety of settings that the United States has to offer; each adds a piece to the story of Ma's life that the readers piece together alongside Alex.
Officers are trying to piece together his movements during the couple of days before he was found.
North Wales Police have appealed for information as they try and piece together what happened.
This documentary uses footage shot by witnesses to piece together the events of April 25 - one that will forever be etched in the memories of those who survived what happened.
AFEW handfuls of photographs W have become the starting point for historians at King Edward VI Foundation to piece together the stories behind the 260 former pupils who died in the First World War.