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Definitions of bate:
  • verb:   flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons
  • verb:   soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments
    Example: "Bate hides and skins"
  • verb:   moderate or restrain; lessen the force of
    Example: "He bated his breath when talking about this affair"
  • name:  A surname (rare: 1 in 100000 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #13854)

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See bate used in context: 18 poetry verses, 16 Shakespeare works

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