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Definition of bay verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bay
    he / she / it bays
    past simple bayed
    -ing form baying
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  1. 1[intransitive] (of a dog or wolf) to make a long deep sound, especially while hunting synonym howl a pack of baying hounds
  2. 2[intransitive] bay (for something) (usually used in the progressive tenses) to demand something in a loud and angry way The referee's decision left the crowd baying for blood (= threatening violence toward him).
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