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Bate vs. Bats

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Bateverb

(transitive) To reduce the force of something; to abate.

Batsnoun

plural of bat

Bateverb

(transitive) To restrain, usually with the sense of being in anticipation

Batsadjective

(informal) Mad, insane.

‘You must be bats to go out in the cold without a coat on.’;

Bateverb

To cut off, remove, take away.

Batsadjective

Crazy; insane; loony; demented; batty.

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Bateverb

To leave out, except, bar.

Batsadjective

informal or slang terms for mentally irregular;

‘it used to drive my husband balmy’;

Bateverb

To waste away.

Bateverb

To deprive of.

Bateverb

To lessen by retrenching, deducting, or reducing; to abate; to beat down; to lower.

Bateverb

To allow by way of abatement or deduction.

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Bateverb

(intransitive) To contend or strive with blows or arguments.

Bateverb

Of a falcon: To flap the wings vigorously; to bait.

Bateverb

(transitive) To soak leather so as to remove chemicals used in tanning; to steep in bate.

Bateverb

; = beat.

Bateverb

To masturbate.

‘I could go out and take a walk in the park, but I'd rather stay home and bate all day.’;

Batenoun

Strife; contention.

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Batenoun

An alkaline lye which neutralizes the effect of the previous application of lime, and makes hides supple in the process of tanning.

Batenoun

A vat which contains this liquid.

Batenoun

Strife; contention.

Batenoun

See 2d Bath.

Batenoun

An alkaline solution consisting of the dung of certain animals; - employed in the preparation of hides; grainer.

Bateverb

To lessen by retrenching, deducting, or reducing; to abate; to beat down; to lower.

‘He must either bate the laborer's wages, or not employ or not pay him.’;

Bateverb

To allow by way of abatement or deduction.

‘To whom he bates nothing of what he stood upon with the parliament.’;

Bateverb

To leave out; to except.

‘Bate me the king, and, be he flesh and blood,He lies that says it.’;

Bateverb

To remove.

‘About autumn bate the earth from about the roots of olives, and lay them bare.’;

Bateverb

To deprive of.

‘When baseness is exalted, do not bateThe place its honor for the person's sake.’;

Bateverb

To remit or retrench a part; - with of.

‘Abate thy speed, and I will bate of mine.’;

Bateverb

To waste away.

Bateverb

To attack; to bait.

Bateverb

To flutter as a hawk; to bait.

Bateverb

To steep in bate, as hides, in the manufacture of leather.

Bate

imp. of Bite.

Bateverb

moderate or restrain; lessen the force of;

‘He bated his breath when talking about this affair’; ‘capable of bating his enthusiasm’;

Bateverb

flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons

Bateverb

soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments;

‘bate hides and skins’;

Batenoun

an angry mood

‘he got into a stinking bate’;

Bateverb

(of a hawk) beat the wings in agitation and flutter off the perch

‘the hawks bated and immediately the breeze got in their feathers’;

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