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English noun: bight

1. bight (shape) a loop in a rope

Broader (hypernym)loop

2. bight (shape) a bend or curve (especially in a coastline)

Broader (hypernym)bend, crook, turn, twist

3. bight (object) a broad bay formed by an indentation in the shoreline

SamplesThe Bight of Benin.
The Great Australian Bight.

Broader (hypernym)bay, embayment

Instance hyponymBight of Benin, Great Australian Bight

4. bight (artifact) the middle part of a slack rope (as distinguished from its ends)

Broader (hypernym)center, centre, midpoint

Part meronymrope

English verb: bight

1. bight (contact) fasten with a bight

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)fasten, fix, secure

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