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Bated vs. Batted — What's the Difference?

Bated vs. Batted — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Bated and Batted

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Bated

To lessen the force or intensity of; moderate
"To his dying day he bated his breath a little when he told the story" (George Eliot). See Usage Note at bait1.

Batted

A stout wooden stick; a cudgel.

Bated

To take away; subtract.

Batted

A blow, such as one delivered with a stick.

Bated

To flap the wings wildly or frantically. Used of a falcon.
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Batted

(Baseball) A rounded, often wooden club, wider and heavier at the hitting end and tapering at the handle, used to strike the ball.

Bated

Reduced; lowered; restrained

Batted

A club used in cricket, having a broad, flat-surfaced hitting end and a distinct, narrow handle.

Bated

Simple past tense and past participle of bate

Batted

The racket used in various games, such as table tennis or racquets.

Bated

Reduced; lowered; restrained; as, to speak with bated breath.

Batted

To hit with or as if with a bat.

Bated

Held back;
We watched the daring feats of the acrobats with bated breath

Batted

To cause (a run) to be scored while at bat
Batted the winning run in with a double.

Bated

Diminished or moderated;
Our bated enthusiasm
His bated hopes

Batted

To have (a certain percentage) as a batting average.

Batted

(Informal) To discuss or consider at length
Bat an idea around.

Batted

To use a bat.

Batted

To have a turn at bat.

Batted

(Slang) To wander about aimlessly.

Batted

To wink or flutter
Bat one's eyelashes.

Batted

Simple past tense and past participle of bat

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