Dictionary Results for bated

1. bate - verb

· moderate or restrain; lessen the force of; "He bated his breath when talking about this affair"; "capable of bating his enthusiasm"

Hypernym(s): control, hold_in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate

2. bate - verb

· flap the wings wildly or frantically; used of falcons

Hypernym(s): beat, flap

3. bate - verb

· soak in a special solution to soften and remove chemicals used in previous treatments; "bate hides and skins"

Hypernym(s): drench, douse, dowse, soak, sop, souse

4. bat - verb

· strike with, or as if with a baseball bat; "bat the ball"

Hypernym(s): hit

5. bat - verb

· wink briefly; "bat one's eyelids"

Synonym(s): flutter

Hypernym(s): blink, wink, nictitate, nictate

6. bat - verb

· have a turn at bat; "Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"

Hypernym(s): hit

7. bat - verb

· use a bat; "Who's batting?"

Hypernym(s): hit

8. bat - verb

· beat thoroughly and conclusively in a competition or fight; "We licked the other team on Sunday!"

Synonym(s): cream, clobber, drub, thrash, lick

Hypernym(s): beat, beat_out, crush, shell, trounce, vanquish

9. bated - adjective

· diminished or moderated; "our bated enthusiasm"; "his bated hopes"

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