bate meaning

Pronunciation:   "bate" in a sentence
Verb: bate  beyt
  1. Moderate or restrain; lessen the force of
    "He bated his breath when talking about this affair"; "capable of bating his enthusiasm" 
  2. Flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons 
  3. Soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments
    "bate hides and skins"

Sounds like: bait

Derived forms: bated, bating, bates

Type of: beat, check, contain, control, curb, douse, dowse, drench, flap, hold, hold in, moderate, soak, sop, souse

Encyclopedia: Bate Bate, Hungary Bate, Slovenia


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  1. until it was time to open the presents, the children had to bate their curiosity.
  2. in a word, mrs. bate put a good face against fortune, and kept up appearances in the most virtuous manner.
  3. my good master bates dying in two years after, and i having few friends, my business began to fail.
  4. i picked up the receiver between two sticky fingers and was dismayed when i recognized the voice of mrs. bates.
  5. mr . bates, i don't understand this " f"

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