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English verb: bate

1. bate (social) moderate or restrain; lessen the force of

SamplesHe bated his breath when talking about this affair.
Capable of bating his enthusiasm.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)check, contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate

2. bate (motion) flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons

Pattern of useSomething ----s something

Broader (hypernym)beat, flap

3. bate (change) soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments

SamplesBate hides and skins.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)douse, dowse, drench, soak, sop, souse

Domain categorychemical science, chemistry

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