- 1bale something to make something into bales The waste paper is baled, then sent for recycling.
- 2bale somebody (to do something) (British English) = bail Word Origin Middle English: probably from Middle Dutch, from Old French; ultimately of Germanic origin and related to ball ‘spherical object’. Phrasal Verbsbale out
BrE BrE//beɪl//; NAmE NAmE//beɪl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they bale
BrE BrE//beɪl//; NAmE NAmE//beɪl//he / she / it bales
BrE BrE//beɪlz//; NAmE NAmE//beɪlz//past simple baled
BrE BrE//beɪld//; NAmE NAmE//beɪld//past participle baled
BrE BrE//beɪld//; NAmE NAmE//beɪld//-ing form baling
BrE BrE//ˈbeɪlɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈbeɪlɪŋ//